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Chandrayaan-2: World reacts as ISRO's plan goes off script, loses contact with Vikram lander | Live

Chandrayaan-2 Reactions: The night of reckoning did not exactly go as planned. ISRO lost contact with the Vikram lander at the very last minute. With 2.1 km to go, Vikram went AWOL. Here are reactions from the international media as they came in.

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New Delhi Updated on: September 07, 2019 10:23 IST
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Chandrayaan-2 Reactions: The night of reckoning did not exactly go as planned. ISRO lost contact with the Vikram lander at the very last minute. With 2.1 km to go, Vikram went AWOL.  Here are reactions from the international media as they came in.

Here are the live reactions as they flow in from around the world

08:33 am: Bhutan PM Lotay Tshering said, "We are proud of India and its scientists today. Chandrayaan2 saw some challenges last minute but courage and hard work you have shown are historical." 

08: 56 am: New York Times 

India’s attempt to land a robotic spacecraft near the moon’s South Pole on Saturday appeared to end in failure.

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New York Times on Chandrayaan 2 mission 

04:56 am: Planetary Society 

02:54 am: Sputnik International Reaction

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Sputnik international

 

07:36 pm: Fox News Reaction

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Fox News Reaction

 

Fox News Wrote: India's dream of landing on the Moon is getting closer to reality as its Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft split into two on Monday, with one half set to land on the lunar surface later this week.

07:21 pm: People's Daily China Reaction: 

People's Daily, China Tweeted: India’s Chandrayaan-2 moon orbiter performed its first de-orbiting maneuver on Tue, according to the Indian Space Research Organization. The orbiter continues to orbit the Moon and both the orbiter and lander are healthy, IRSO added.

07:18 pm: Khaleej Times Reaction: Chandrayaan 2 completes final orbit manoeuvre before India's maiden moon landing

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Khaleej Times reaction

Khaleej Times wrote: India's first moon lander Vikram is all set to land on the moon on September 7 with Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) completing the second and final de-orbital operations successfully on Wednesday.

07:11 pm: Aljazeera Reaction: India's Chandrayaan-2 ready for moon landing

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Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera Wrote: The landing module of India's unmanned moon mission separated successfully from the orbiter on Monday in the run-up to its planned touchdown on the moon's south polar region this weekend, the country's space agency said.

06:06 pm: CNN Reaction: India's polar moon mission puts Chandrayaan-2 in the history books

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CNN reaction

CNN Wrote: India will become the second country after China to explore the far side of the moon. The mission, operated by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) was launched last month. After more than 45 days it is scheduled to land a rover on the lunar surface on September 7.

06:00 pm: BBC Reaction: Chandrayaan-2: The grand ambitions of India's second Moon mission

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BBC Reaction

BBC Wrote: Costing $150 million, Chandrayaan-2 will carry forward the achievements of its predecessor Chandrayaan-1 which was launched in 2008 and discovered the presence of water molecules on the parched lunar surface.

05:50 pm:  New York Times Reaction: India Looks Hopefully to the Moon Ahead of Chandrayaan-2 Landing

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New York Times reaction

New York Times wrote: The South Pole of the moon is interesting to scientists because of the possibility that water ice could be there. That could be useful for moon habitation and making fuel for exploring Mars. Scientists also want to look for deposits of helium-3, potentially a future energy source for Earth.

 

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