Chandrayaan-2 team may have located silent Vikram moon lander

CNET | 9/8/2019 | Amanda Kooser
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Chandrayaan-2 launched to the moon in July 2019.

Space history rarely unfolds smoothly. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) hoped for India to become just the fourth country to soft-land a spacecraft on the moon with its Chandrayaan-2 mission.

Everything - Descent - Vikram - Lander - Friday

Everything looked good for the descent of the Vikram lander on Friday until it lost communication at just 1.3 miles (2.1 kilometers) above the moon's surface. The lack of information left the watching world in suspense. We may now have a better idea of the lander's situation.

The Press Trust of India reported Sunday that ISRO located the lander on the lunar surface. The Chandrayaan-2 orbiter, one prong of a mission that included the...
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