Bengaluru, Sept. 8 -- After losing contact with Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram during its descend on Moon's surface on Saturday, head of component quality assurance division of ISRO, Sarat Dash, has shed some light on what could be the possible reason behind the malfunctioning.

Dash, who hails from Odisha, said that the thrusters (engines) could have malfunctioned severely affecting the stability of lander Vikram.

"The thrusters on board were switched on just before its landing, but this situation arose because of some malfunction in them. Lack of coordination between four thrusters seem to be the reason behind Vikram's veering off its assigned path and subsequent crash landing on moon," added Dash.

Lander Vikram, which was supposed to land...