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Chandrayaan-2 lander spotted

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:47 am
by brian livesey
India's failed Vikram lunar lander has been spotted on the Moon's surface, a day after contact with the craft was lost.
Cameras on board the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter located the lander. The ISRO lost contact when the lander was in the final stage of a controlled descent near the lunar south pole.
Communication with the lander has still not been reestablished. The chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation said, "It must have been a hard landing."