Interpreted Investigation Report: Loss of Vikram Lander During Lunar Landing Phase




Space Exploration, Indian Moon Mission, Chandrayaan 2, Chandrayaa 3, Vikarm Lander Loss, Pragyaan Rover, ISRO, Mishap Report


This article examines India's first science lander mission on 22 July 2019, attempting a historic landing on the Lunar South Pole Region. Communication was lost at 2.1 km above the lunar surface during the rough braking phase. The cause of the Chandrayaan 2 lander "Vikram" failure remains undisclosed. Possible factors such as vibrations, thruster issues, and power depletion are considered. Recommendations include backup power sources and direct communication systems for interplanetary missions. Despite the setback, ISRO proposed "Chandrayaan 3" to explore the lunar polar region. Chandrayaan 2's legacy influences future missions, shaping India's aspirations for pioneering space endeavors. Gratitude is expressed to ISRO for insights gained during live coverage.


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Author Biography

Malaya Kumar Biswal M, Founder and CEO, Acceleron Aerospace, Bangalore, Karnataka, India - 560037

Malaya Kumar Biswal is the Founder & CEO of Acceleron Aerospace in Bangalore, India. He is a renowned entrepreneur and scientist in aerospace engineering, specializing in space exploration. After earning his bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering, he worked as a Senior Research Scientist at Grahaa Space, focusing on satellite reliability, aerospace design, and space science research. With a visionary mindset, Biswal founded Acceleron Aerospace and now leads the company in revolutionizing the aerospace industry. He is particularly interested in human Mars exploration and envisions ambitious missions to Mars and Ceres. Biswal's achievements have earned him respect in the scientific community, and he actively mentors aspiring scientists, inspiring future space pioneers.




How to Cite

Biswal M, M. K. (2023). Interpreted Investigation Report: Loss of Vikram Lander During Lunar Landing Phase. Acceleron Aerospace Journal, 1(2), 39–43.