HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Science » Science (Group) » India locates lander lost...

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 04:01 PM

India locates lander lost on final approach to moon

Source: Associated Press

India locates lander lost on final approach to moon

September 8, 2019

NEW DELHI (AP) — The lander module from India’s moon mission was located on the lunar surface on Sunday, one day after it lost contact with the space station, and efforts are underway to try to establish contact with it, the head of the nation’s space agency said.

The Press Trust of India news agency cited Indian Space and Research Organization chairman K. Sivan as saying cameras from the moon mission’s orbiter had located the lander. “It must have been a hard landing,” PTI quoted Sivan as saying.

ISRO officials could not be reached for comment.

The space agency said it lost touch with the Vikram lunar lander on Saturday as it made its final approach to the moon’s south pole to deploy a rover to search for signs of water.

-snip-

Read more: https://apnews.com/8533918d2dd348d6819057968182c6f4

0 replies, 460 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Reply to this thread