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PM Modi consoles scientists at ISRO as Chandrayaan-2 loses contact | As it happened

India's second moon mission -- Chandrayaan-2 -- lost contact with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) just as it was about to reach moon's south pole. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was seen consoling ISRO scientists after the news broke out.

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New Delhi Updated on: September 07, 2019 5:59 IST
PM Modi consoles scientists at ISRO as Chandrayaan-2 loses
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PM Modi consoles scientists at ISRO as Chandrayaan-2 loses contact | As it happened

India's second moon mission -- Chandrayaan-2 -- lost contact with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) just as it was about to reach moon's south pole. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was seen consoling ISRO scientists after the news broke out. 

CHANDRAYAAN-2 MOON LANDING

7:45 pm- For the LIVE coverage of India's historic mission, Check out out new LIVE Blog by clicking here.

6:20 pm- PM Modi urges everyone to witness Chandrayaan-2 moon landing

"I urge you all to watch the special moments of Chandrayaan - 2 descending on to the Lunar South Pole! Do share your photos on social media. I will re-tweet some of them too," he tweeted.

5:52 pm- Do you want to watch Chandrayaan-2 landing LIVE? Check out the story below to know more

5:29 pm- PM Modi to address the nation as Vikram lands on the moon

At 6 am on Saturday, PM Narendra Modi will address the nation, right when Vikram lander touches down on lunar surface.

05:27 pm- India to create history at 1:53 am tonight"

Vikram lander of Chandrayaan-2 will touch down on the lunar surface at 1:53 am tonight. Pragyan lander will come out around 6 am on Saturday.

03:44 pm: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K Sivan said that Chandrayaan 2 is going to land at a place where no one else has gone before.

"We're confident about the soft landing. We're waiting for tonight," News agency ANI quoted him as saying. 

02:10 pm: Chandrayaan-2 is soft landing, using GSLV Mk III

"Chandrayan-1, if you compare it with Chandrayaan-2, basic difference is, here we are doing soft landing. The former was done by PSLV and here we are using GSLV Mk III, meaning that we have more payload capability," says former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan

01:14 pm: PM Modi urges the people to watch the special moments of Chandrayaan 2 landing. Youngsters from different states will also be present to watch the special moment. There would also be youngsters from Bhutan as well.

01:13 pm: The prime minister will be at the ISRO Centre in Bengaluru to witness the "extraordinary moment in the history of India’s space programme".

01:11 pm: Hours before moon lander 'Vikram' touches down on the lunar south pole, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the mission manifests the best of Indian talent and spirit of tenacity.

12:44 am: 'Vande Mataram' written and composed by Neil Nongkynrih and sung by Shillong Chamber Choir to be played during the satellite landing of Chandrayaan 2.

12:30 am: The orbiter, around moon is taking one and half hour for one circle of moon. During this, when orbiter is passing over South Polar region it is scanning that area, so that it will help the to find a suitable place for landing. 

11:14 am: The Chandrayaan-2 mission was led two women scientists of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Muthayya Vanitha was leading the Chandryaan-2 and on the other hand, Ritu Karidhal was working as Mission Director. This is the first time when women dominated such important mission undertaken by ISRO 

10:13 am: ISRO scientist tracking Vikram lander is very confident about the mission. Though they look tired because of 24×7 monitoring of the mission but they are fully confident of Success as everything is going as per the plan.

09:51 am: ISRO chairman K Sivan describes the journey of Chandrayaan 2 as the most complex mission ever done by the space agency

09:45 am: ISRO explains the different stages of Chandrayaan-2's journey to the moon's south polar region 

7:16 am: The soft landing of Chandrayaan2 Vikram lander on lunar surface is scheduled between 1:30 am to 2:30 am on Saturday. This will be followed by the Rover roll out between 5:30 am to 6:30 am.

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