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Chandrayaan 2: From enthusiasm to disappointment — India's Moon landing attempt in pictures

Updated : 2019-09-07 08:07:09

India's 'Mission Moon', Chandrayaan 2, seems to have failed, as lander ‘Vikram’ lost communication with the ground station minutes before the crucial touchdown on the lunar surface. The disappointment was visible on the faces of ISRO scientists as they stopped getting any communication from the lander. ISRO, however, has said that it is not sure if lander ‘Vikram’ crash-landed. Here's all that happened at ISRO during India's Moon landing attempt:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi being greeted by ISRO chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan as the former arrives to watch the live telecast of soft landing of Vikram module of Chandrayaan 2 on lunar surface, in Bengaluru, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. (PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi being greeted by ISRO chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan as the former arrives to watch the live telecast of soft landing of Vikram module of Chandrayaan 2 on lunar surface, in Bengaluru, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. (PTI Photo)
Students watch the live telecast of Chandrayaan 2 at ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) prior to the soft landing of Vikram module of Chandrayaan 2 on the lunar surface, in Bengaluru, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. (PTI Photo)
Students watch the live telecast of Chandrayaan 2 at ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) prior to the soft landing of Vikram module of Chandrayaan 2 on the lunar surface, in Bengaluru, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. (PTI Photo)
Live telecast of soft landing of Vikram module of Chandrayaan 2 on lunar surface, in Bengaluru, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. (PTI Photo)
Live telecast of soft landing of Vikram module of Chandrayaan 2 on lunar surface, in Bengaluru, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. (PTI Photo)
Officials watch live telecast of Chandrayaan 2 at ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) prior to the soft landing of Vikram module of Chandrayaan 2 on the lunar surface, in Bengaluru, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. (PTI Photo)
Officials watch live telecast of Chandrayaan 2 at ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) prior to the soft landing of Vikram module of Chandrayaan 2 on the lunar surface, in Bengaluru, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. (PTI Photo)
Officials watch the live telecast of Chandrayaan 2 at ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) prior to the soft landing of Vikram module of Chandrayaan 2 on the lunar surface, in Bengaluru, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. (Twitter/PTI Photo)
Officials watch the live telecast of Chandrayaan 2 at ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) prior to the soft landing of Vikram module of Chandrayaan 2 on the lunar surface, in Bengaluru, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. (Twitter/PTI Photo)
Officials watch the live telecast of the soft landing of Vikram module of Chandrayaan 2 on the lunar surface as it starts 'fine breaking' at ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC), in Bengaluru, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. (PTI Photo)
Officials watch the live telecast of the soft landing of Vikram module of Chandrayaan 2 on the lunar surface as it starts 'fine breaking' at ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC), in Bengaluru, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. (PTI Photo)
ISRO Chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan after announcing that connection with the lander was lost during the soft landing of Vikram module of Chandrayaan 2 on the lunar surface, in Bengaluru, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. (PTI Photo)
ISRO Chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan after announcing that connection with the lander was lost during the soft landing of Vikram module of Chandrayaan 2 on the lunar surface, in Bengaluru, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. (PTI Photo)
PM Modi interacts with ISRO scientists after contact with lander Vikram was lost | PTI Photo
PM Modi interacts with ISRO scientists after contact with lander Vikram was lost | PTI Photo
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