Why Did Chandrayaan Fail?

By Ishika S. Singh

June 13, 2023

ISRO is all set to launch Chandrayaan 3 which is India’s third moon mission after the tragic failure of the Chandrayaan 2.


“Here’s why Chandrayaan mission failed”

Chandrayaan 2’s Vikram lander tilted 410 degrees instead of the 55 degrees and eventually was stipulated to land in an autonomous mode on the moon.

Why Chandrayaan 2 Failed?

Chandrayaan 2 Lost Contact

ISRO lost contact with Vikram when it was just 400 meters away from the landing surface. The reason behind losing contact with the lander has been attributed to a software glitch.

The objective of the Chandrayaan 2 was to make a soft landing on the lunar surface. If Chandrayaan 2 would have been successful, India would be the fourth country to achieve the feat.

Main Objective Of Chandrayaan 2

How Chandrayaan 3 Is Different?

Unlike Chandrayaan 2, the new moon mission spacecraft will not be carrying a rover aboard.

Chandrayaan-3, the succeeding mission to Chandrayaan-2, is set to launch on Friday, July 14, 2023, at 2:45 pm IST.