Late last week, the Indian ISRO space agency suffered a heartbreak when their lunar eater Chandrayaan-2 quietened a moment before the expected touchdown. The spaceship is more likely to land in the moon than to land quietly, and no one really knows if it is alive or in what shape it is.
To help its friends in space travel, NASA will do its best to detect the landing (or crash) location with the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter next week. As reported by Spaceflight Now the US Space Agency will scan the Chandrayaan-2 airstrip on Tuesday with the LRO's powerful camera.
India's mission to the moon was diverse and consisted of an orbiter, lander and rover all making the trip together. The lander and the rover are considered destroyed at the time, but the orbiter was intact, and according to ISRO, the orbiter discovered the crashed lander himself, but did not publish the images. All images collected by NASA-LRO are different.
"According to the NASA directive, all LRO data is publicly available," said Noah Petro of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Spaceflight Now . "NASA will share all images before and after flying over the area around the Chandrayaan 2 Vikram Landing landing site to aid analysis by the Indian Space Research Organization." sting from the unfortunate crash for India's space group. The country was ready to become the fourth nation on the planet, gently landing on the moon (with the United States, the USSR and China before), and things looked very good until the spaceship quietened. [1