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 the friends of space travel in India, next week NASA will do its best to locate the landing site (or the crash site) with the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. 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
9659008] The second moon mission of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) "Chandrayaan-2" is to explore the South Pole region of the Moon, making it the first country to do so. The spaceship, Vikram Lander, is to set up the lunar region South Pole. The Pragyan rover will collect samples that will help scientists better understand the origins and evolution of the moon, and enable India, after the US, Russia, and China, to land a spaceship on the moon.
a look at the Mission's Journey:
Sept. 7, 2019: Communication with Lander interrupted
Sept. 7, 2019: Vikram Lander loses track The ISTRAC (Telementry Tracking and Command Network) Bangalore, India, 5th September.
August 3, 2019: Chandrayaan-2 clicks on the first picture of the earth
22nd July 2019: India successfully launches Chandrayaan-2
] 15 July 2019: Technical breakdown blocks Isro's lunar mission
2018: Start Delays to January 2019
2008: Manmohan Singh approves the mission
2007: India-Russia sign agreement on Chandrayaan-2
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Reports from India indicated that the lander may still be one-piece and possibly even operational, but officials were unable to make contact, and at the moment it does not look well out.
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