New Delhi: Vikram Lander lost contact with scientists before landing on the moon under India's Chandrayaan-2 mission. Earlier, during the Chandrayaan-1 mission of India, the research vehicle had discovered evidence of water in the lunar soil. On this, the whole world saluted India.
Now, even though the contact of Vikram Lander has been broken with the scientists of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter will study the moon by staying in the moon's orbit for a full year. ISRO launched Chandrayaan-1 on 22 October 2008 as part of its first moon mission. It was launched through PSLV XL rocket.
Under this, an orbiter and an importer were sent towards the moon. The orbiter had to stay on the moon's orbit and hit the impactor against the lunar surface. Chandrayaan-1 entered the moon's orbit on 8 November 2008. The life of this mission was two years. The Impactor research vehicle was separated from the orbiter on November 18, 2008 and hit the lunar surface. It landed near the Shackleton Crater (pit) located near the south pole of the moon. The part of the moon on which it collided has been named Jawahar Point.