For the fourth day today, the Indian Space Research Organisation continued its efforts to reconnect with the lunar lander, Vikram.
The lander has been lying silent on the moon’s surface, since the early hours of Saturday.
Suspense continues on its status, amidst many reports and speculations about its fate.
After a three-day silence, the Indian Space Research Organisation’s Web Updates Page came alive, but it merely said that the Vikram Lander has been located by the Orbiter of ‘Chandrayaan 2’, whilst no communication has been established with it yet.
The Indian Space Research Organisation says, they are investigating into:-
whether the Lander is bodily intact, and whether it can still be revived?,
has it fallen into a tilted position which might make salvage difficult?,
are its antennas pointed in a favourable way towards the ‘Chandrayaan 2’ Orbiter ?
The Chandrayaan 2 Orbiter continues to do its job, going around the moon at a distance of 100 kilometres.
The Vikram Lander and the Pragyan Rover are not expected to have signals after 14 earth-days since September 7th, as the lunar night will begin, and the spacecraft will run out of solar power.