NASA spacecraft found ISRO's Vikram Lander crash site

Vikram Lander Crash Site

NASA NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter that orbit around the moon has found the crash site of ISRO’s Vikram Lander that crashed in an attempt to soft-land on the lunar surface in September this year. NASA images reveal that the Vikram lander hit the final end after capturing images of the lander site location.

Vikram Lander Crash Location on the Moon
Vikram Lander Crash Location on the Moon (Image: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University)

NASA has credited Indian engineer Shanmuga Subramanian for first finding the debris from the Chandrayaan-2 mission’s lander. “Shanmuga Subramanian contacted the LRO project with positive identification of debris. After receiving this tip, the LROC [LRO Camera] team confirmed the identification by comparing before and after images.”

Vikram Lander was part of ISRO’s Chandrayaan 2 Mission and after the crash of lander, the orbiter is still operating swiftly sending data to Earth studying the Moon.


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