Japan Embassy in India has praised the ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) and its scientists for ‘Chandrayaan 2’ Moon Mission.
Referring to the challenges of the overall probe mission, the Japan Embassy said that ‘we applaud the ISRO and their scientists for their challenges with the Chandrayaan 2.”
Discharging confidence in Indian Space Agency for continuous lunar exploration, it said that “we are confident India will continue her contributions to lunar exploration, along which Japan proudly walks.”
The statement further reads, “The JAXA and ISRO are planning a Japan-India joint lunar polar exploration that will be launched in the early 2020s.”
The ISRO has lost contact with the Vikram Lander, one of three components of ‘Chandrayaan 2’, a few minutes before it was about to touch the Moon surface in the early hours on September 7.
On Sunday, the ISRO had also found the location of Lander Vikram on the surface of the Moon. The orbiter has also clicked a thermal image of the Vikram Lander.
On September 7, the Vikram Lander was about to land on the surface of the Moon, which was last spotted 2.1 Km above the lunar surface when all of a sudden it lost contact with the ground station at ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru.