NASA failed to find ‘Vikram Lander’ on moon, orbiter didn’t find clue


Washington: Space Agency NASA said no clues of Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram Lander have been found in photographs captured by its lunar orbiter near the lunar zone. This orbiter passed through the lunar zone where India’s ambitious mission ‘Chandrayaan-2’ attempted a soft landing.

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) attempted to conduct Vikram’s soft landing on the lunar south pole on September 7, but nothing has been known since the lander lost contact. Project scientist Noah Edward Petro of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), in an exclusive conversation via e-mail, said that the LRO mission captured images of the landing area of ​​the Chandrayaan-2 Vikram lander on 14 October but did not receive any of the lander No clue found

Petro said that the camera team studied these pictures very carefully and used a change detection technique to compare between a photo taken before Landing’s attempt and a photo taken on 14 October. LRO Mission Project Deputy Scientist John Keller said that it is possible that Vikram may be hiding in a shadow or not in the area where we found him. This area is never completely free from shade. Earlier in a mission conducted on 17 October, the LRO team was not successful in taking photographs of the lander or locating it.


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