“Brake jolts may be the reason of Vikarm’s control loss,” says ISRO scientists

The nation was in shock when ISRO Chairman K Sivan made a terse announcement that the space office lost contact with the Vikram lander when the mission was at a height of 2.1 kilometers from the surface of the moon. This was a huge yet disheartening moment in the mission Chandrayaan 2.

Many were of the thought that the lander had too little thrust to stop. After a day, ISRO scientists take a gander at whether Vikram had a lot of braking thrusts, which spiraled it out of control.

"We thought one about the thrusters may have underperformed," said an Isro scientist. "In any case, after some starter investigation, it would seem that a thrust overperformed." Descending from its circle 30km from the moon, Vikram had accomplished flawless rough braking for 10 minutes, lessening its speed from 1,680 meters per second to 146 meters for each second. This updates on the mission Chandrayaan 2 has been keeping our expectations high.

Not long after the fine-braking that flagged Vikram's last five-km drop to the Moon, mission control lost contact with the lander. ISRO said that the information was all the while being examined.

Be that as it may, a scientist revealed to The Times Of India, "Vikram's legs were to be even during the harsh braking and must be pivoted by 90 degrees to carry them vertical to the arrival surface before fine-braking. Now, the thrust may have been more than ideal, affecting the lander's direction. It resembles a vehicle losing direction because of sudden braking at high speed."

After the communication was lost, ISRO chief K Sivan went emotional before Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he was leaving the ISRO focus in Bengaluru. The disappointed senior scientist was embraced by the Prime Minister. Chandrayaan 2 is considered as one of the most complex missions in the history.

by Lokendra Sharma | Tue, Sep 10 - 11:57 AM

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