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NASA finds Chandrayaan-2's Vikram Lander on Moon

NASA finds Chandrayaan-2's Vikram Lander on Moon

   Kautilya Academy    03-12-2019

NASA finds Chandrayaan-2's Vikram Lander on Moon

NASA finds Chandrayaan-2's Vikram Lander on Moon, 

NASA finds Chandrayaan-2's Vikram lander on Moon

The US space agency NASA has recently found Vikram lander on the surface of Moon. A satellite, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, (LRO) from the US space agency released an image of the impact site where Vikram was crashed in September 2019.

The area with debris belonging to the vehicle is visible in the image. It is visible in the image that debris scattered at more than a dozen places for several kilometers. According to NASA, Indian engineer Shanmuga Subramanian gave evidence related to the wreck to the agency.

Key Points

• NASA said in a statement that it had released a mosaic image of the site on September 26 and invited people to search for signs of the lander.
• After that, a person named Shanmuga Subramanian approached the LRO project with positive identification of the wreck.
• The debris, located approximately 750 meters northwest of the main crash site was identified by  Shanmuga Subramanian. 
• He previously had discovered the mosaic (1.3 m pixels, 84 ° incidence angle) in November.


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