Nasa Releases Images Of Vikram Impact Site

NASA has found the crash site and debris of India's Chandrayaan-2 Vikram moon lander following a tip from an Indian space enthusiast who examined pictures of the area of the moon taken by a US orbiting camera.

NASA released an image taken by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) that showed the site of the spacecraft's impact and associated debris field, with parts scattered over almost two dozen locations spanning several kilometres.

NASA announced that Shanmugha Subramanyan was the first person who found the first trace of Vikram lander. He found the first trace at about 750 metres from the Vikram's crash landing site. The NASA had taken the pictures on October 14,15 and November 11.

Vikram lost contact with Isro following its launch from Chandraayan-2 moon orbiter on September 6 when it tried to make a soft landing near the moon's south pole.


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