On 7th September 2019, Indian Space Research Organisation or ISRO was about to make history by landing moon lander Vikram on the south pole region of the moon for the very first time. But things didn’t go as planned in the final seconds. As a result the moon lander lost all communications with ISRO.
But ISRO is still not giving up on its lander Vikram. They are trying to establish a communication with it from the day it crashed on the surface. But there’s a problem. Its lifespan is of about 14 days. So they don’t have much time left. But they still believe there is still hope left for the lander.
But now ISRO is not alone. NASA is also with them and trying to help them in establishing a communication with moon lander Vikram.
But how NASA gonna help?
According to the Times Of India, NASA has used its deep space network to beam a radio frequency towards Vikram with hope to get in touch with it.
NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance orbiter is scheduled to pass the south pole region of the Moon where Vikram was supposed to land. The orbiter is going to take images of that area and send them to ISRO for further analysis.
Unfortunately the rover has just 10 days left after which it’ll freeze solid as the lunar nught begins. So we can’t expect much from this collaboration. But this is how nations must work together to help each other in exploring space and other mysteries of science.