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India’s Chandrayaan-2 lander likely crashed into the moon’s surface

Postby MrFredPFL » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:18 pm

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India's attempt to safely land a spacecraft onto the surface of the moon likely ended in failure, dashing high hopes for the country to be just the fourth in history to successfully land there.

What happened: The Indian Space Research Organization launched Chandrayaan-2 on July 22 and reached the moon’s orbit on August 20. It spent the last two weeks lowering its orbit in stepwise descents, before a lander (with a rover onboard) separated from the orbiter on Monday.

The lander, named Vikram after the famed Indian astronomer and ISRO founder Vikram Sarabhai, began its descent to the moon on the morning of September 1, local time. Moments before it was expected to touchdown on the surface today, communications were lost––a sign that the lander had very likely crashed.

Vikram's final vertical velocity was around 58 meters per second from 330 meters above the surface––quite fast for a lunar landing. Still, its fate remains unclear.


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Re: India’s Chandrayaan-2 lander likely crashed into the moo

Postby bmh67wa » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:42 pm

That sucks. They had big plans for that lander and it had new tools that had never been used before on any other lander. :cry:
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