Chandrayaan 2: PM Modi tells ISRO scientists ‘India is with you’

Bengaluru:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the best is yet to come in our space programme and India is with their scientists, hours after communication with the Chandrayaan 2 lander Vikram was lost.

“Learnings from today will make us stronger and better. There will be a new dawn. When ISRO has its encyclopedia of success, some hurdles cannot put its flight out of trajectory,” said PM Modi while addressing scientists at ISRO control centre here.

“You all came ever so close, as close as one could be to success. Learn from your experience and move forward, look forward. Carry on the work you do, for there will be many opportunities ahead and many missions ahead,” he added.

The lander of the lunar craft Chandrayaan 2 has gone incommunicado just minutes before its planned softlanding near the moon’s South Pole early this morning.

The status of Chandrayaan 2 mission was unknown hours after Chandrayaan 2’s lander Vikram began final descent towards the moon and lost contact with ground control around 2.1 km from the lunar surface.

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