Chandrayaan-2 Live News: Just hours left for Vikram touchdown on the moon – Economic Times

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And, there is politics

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has attacked the government saying that the mission’s launch is an attempt to divert attention from ‘economic disaster.’ “As if the Chandrayaan launch is the first in the country. As if before they came to power, no such missions were taken up. It is an attempt to divert attention from economic disaster,” she said in the state Assembly.

Success will benefit crores of Indians, says PM Modi

PM Modi to reach Bengaluru to watch moon landing

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to arrive in Bengaluru at 9.30 pm. He is scheduled to watch the lander with around 70 students across Indian schools, who participated in an online quiz on Chandrayaan-2 organised by Isro. In the morning he is expected to address, students, scientists and the nation. ( ET Bureau)

PM Modi to reach Bengaluru to watch moon landing

Here’s what Vikram and Pragyaan will do to fulfill ISRO’s Mission Moon

We are eagerly waiting for the event. Everything is going according to the plan.

– K Sivan, ISRO Chairman

Know all about Pragyan, the rover

Watch the special moments , tweets PM

According to ISRO, ‘Pragyan’ can only communicate with the lander, while ‘Vikram’ has the capability to communicate with IDSN (Indian Deep Space Network) at Byalalu near Bengaluru, as well as with the orbiter and rover

After the touchdown, the three payloads of ‘Vikram’ will be activated. Subsequently, rover ‘Pragyan’ housed inside ‘Vikram’ will roll out to carry out investigations of the lunar soil with the help of its two payloads.

The historic moon landing of ‘Vikram’ is planned take place on Saturday between 1.30 a.m and 2.30 a.m.

There are only hours left for the crucial touchdown of ‘Vikram’ module on the lunar surface. It will happen past midnight, in the early hours of Saturday.

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