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NASA gives no indication of Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram in the latest Orbiter images



India had expected to write with Rs space history. Mission Chandrayaan 2 with 1,000 Crore.

No evidence of the Chandrayaan 2 lander was found in the latest images taken by NASA during its lunar orbiter's last flyby in the lunar region, where lander "Vikram" undertook a historical landing trial September the US space agency said the lander might be hidden in the shadows. The Chandryaan 2 lander had lost contact with the ground station as he tried to land softly on the lunar surface.

"The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter formed the area of ​​the targeted Chandrayaan-2 Vikram landing site on October 14, but did not. Watch evidence of the Lander," said Noah Edward Petro, project scientist for the LRO mission. to the PTI news agency.

India had expected to write with Rs space history. Chandrayaan 2 mission with 1

,000 Crore. A successful soft landing on the lunar surface would have made India but the fourth country after the US, Russia and China to do the trick. It also made India the first country to make a soft landing near the South Pole on the first attempt.

Petro said the camera crew had carefully examined the images taken during the last flyby of NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). "It's possible that Vikram is in a shadow or out of the search range. At low latitude, about 70 degrees to the south, the area is never completely shadow-free," said John Keller, LRO Project Deputy Project Scientist, to PTI.

Last month, NASA said that the Chandrayaan 2-lander had a "hard landing". when it lost contact with the ground station.

"The Chandrayaan-2 lander, Vikram, attempted a landing on a small patch of smooth lunar highlands between Simpelius N and Manzinus C craters on September 7 (September 6 in the United States.) Vikram had a hard landing and the the precise position of the spaceship in the lunar highlands has yet to be determined, "NASA had stated in a statement.

The US Space Agency had also posted pictures of the landing site on which the craters were marked.

The images were taken by the NASA Lunar Orbiter during its flyby on September 17 added. The pictures were taken at dusk and the team could not locate the lander.

The lunar orbiter again attempted to take the pictures during its flyby in October. In better light conditions, the LRO flies through the Glut 10 region on November 11th, and it will be another good opportunity with favorable lighting conditions for pictures, Noah Petro said News Agency IANS.

(Contributed by PTI, IANS)

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