The mission was an approximately million budget and the aim was to permanently study the shadowed moon craters that are believed to contain water deposits. This had been previously confirmed by the Chandrayaan mission that was successfully launched in 2008.
According to the Chairman at ISRO, Vikram lost all communication with the ground station during the last two minutes when it was just 2.1 km above the lunar surface leading to a very dejected environment at the ISRO Headquarters.
The final confirmation of what happened to Chandrayaan 2 and whether the mission ended in failure or success will only be known when ISRO makes a final announcement. In the meanwhile, Twitterati has taken to the task and are supporting ISRO for their commendable efforts and hoping for the best. Prime Minister Modi addressed scientists at Bengaluru ISRO control centre and said that the best is yet to come and India is standing with its scientists. Among other notable leaders who have reached out to India at this moment include the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Shah Rukh Khan, Jyotirditya Scindia and Priyanka Gandhi.
As important as the final result is the journey and the effort.
Sometimes we don’t land or arrive at the destination we want to. The important thing is we took off and had the Hope and Belief we can. Our current situation is never and not our final destination. That always comes in time and belief! Proud of #ISRO