ISRO is in all efforts to reconnect with the Vikram lander after the space organization spotted the lander, lost on its way to the moon three days back.

Through a tweet on Tuesday, the space agency messaged that it was making all possible efforts to establish communication with the lander.

VikramLander has been located by the orbiter of Chandrayaan2, but no communication with it yet. All possible efforts are being made to establish communication with the lander, reads the ISRO tweet.

On Monday, there came the news from ISRO that the Chandrayaan2 orbiter had located Vikram on the moon, and had sent the thermal image of It. Vikram, as per the image interpretation, ISRO said, was in a single piece, unbroken and tilted on the surface of the moon. As K Sivan said, it must have been a hard landing.

Since the discovery of the Vikram lander on the moon on Monday, ISRO is trying to reestablish communication with it. They have 11 days in hand to activate Vikram and then to get some job done through Pragyan rover. Pragyan rover is still inside Vikram.

Establishing communication with Vikram is difficult, say ISRO officials.

Chandrayaan-2, India’s mission to land on the Moon met a sang at the nick of time when the Vikram lander strayed from its fixed route and lost the link only 2.1 km away from the destination.

Vikram was to land on the moon at 1.55 AM on September 7 carrying Pragyan in it. It needed a soft landing on the moon surface to ensure its subsequent exercises-release of Pragyan thereby to mark the success of the Rs 1000crore Chandrayaan2.

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An accomplished landing would have made India find a place in the elite group of USA, Russia, and China.

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