Back with the glimpse of updates, after the entire fiasco of the Chandrayaan 2 which seems to have failed the mission to 5%, the chances of reproving the fact can bring us hope.
It seems to us that the Vikram Lander out proved the dedication and effort our ISRO folks put in and it did outperform. The fact hereby says, many thought that the lander had too little thrust to come to a halt. A day later, ISRO scientists look at whether Vikram had too much braking thrust, which spun it out of control.
However, a scientist told The Times Of India, “Vikram’s legs were to be horizontal during the rough braking and had to be rotated by 90 degrees to bring them vertical to the landing surface before fine-braking. At this point, the thrust might have been more than optimal, impacting the lander’s orientation. It’s like a car losing direction due to sudden braking at high speed.”
After the communication was lost, ISRO chief K Sivan broke down in front of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he was leaving the ISRO center in Bengaluru. The inconsolable senior scientist was hugged by the Prime Minister. Chandrayaan 2 is considered as one of the most complex mission in the history.
“We thought one of the thrusters may have underperformed,” said an ISRO scientist. “But after some preliminary analysis, it looks like a thruster overperformed.” Descending from its orbit 30km from the moon, Vikram had achieved perfect rough braking for 10 minutes, reducing its velocity from 1,680 metres per second to 146 meters per second. This news of the mission Chandrayaan 2 has been keeping our hopes high.
Looks like the sun is shining the brightest and the moon has to shine on India! With the unfortunate instances that was conceived, it is little hard to believe, but the turning point sets us free of the sadness.