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India to Attempt Moon Landing at the Lunar South Pole Today. How to Watch Live

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posted on Sep, 23 2019 @ 12:03 PM
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Not sure what is going on. It was reported the lander was located on the lunar surface by Chandrayaan-2's on-board cameras.

Chandrayaan-2's Vikram module has been located on the lunar surface and it must have been a hard-landing, ISRO Chairman K Sivan said on Sunday, in an admission that the planned soft-landing wasnt successful. "Yes, we have located the lander on the lunar surface. It must have been a hard-landing", Sivan told PTI.




The image of the lander rover 'Pragyan' is housed inside it was captured by on-board camera of Chandrayaan-2 orbiter, which is healthy, safe and functioning normally in the intended orbit around the Moon.


For some reason NASA has not been able to image the lander. It could be because of shadows. If Chandrayaan-2's orbiter was able to image the lander, why can't NASA.

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Could Not Spot Vikram


The LRO, that flew over the supposed landing site of Vikram acquired images around the vicinity on Tuesday, but since the exact whereabouts of the lunar lander still remain unknown, Vikram may not have been in the field of view of the camera on-board NASA’s orbiter.


If Chandrayaan-2 imaged the lander why is NASA saying "the exact whereabouts of the lunar lander still remain unknown". Why has the image from the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter not been made public. Maybe Chandrayaan-2 didn't really image the lander.




posted on Oct, 1 2019 @ 06:11 PM
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No luck yet in finding the crashed lander.

LRO will pass over the site again this month.

Obscured in the Lunar Highlands?


LRO passed over the landing site on 17 September and acquired a set high resolution images of the area; so far the LROC team has not been able to identify the lander. We note that it was dusk when the landing area was imaged and thus large shadows covered much of the terrain, perhaps the Vikram lander is hiding in a shadow. The lighting will be favorable when LRO passes over the site in October and LROC will attempt to image the lander at that time.


There is a map of this image you can zoom into at the link above.


edit on 1-10-2019 by LookingAtMars because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 1 2019 @ 08:17 PM
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Musk's SpaceX sent a fancy lectric car off past MARS and beyond but he can't even help put a vehicle on the moon to go searching?



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 07:24 AM
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a reply to: tulsi

Launching something isn't all that difficult compared to trying to land it. You basically just point in the direction you want to go and apply a whole lot of thrust. Also, someone would have to develop and build that search vehicle first, and depending on where the crash site is, communications may be an issue as well.



posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 09:48 AM
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Chandrayaan2 - Images from the Orbiter High Resolution Camera

ISRO has released some images taken by the Chandrayaan2 orbiter. The crashed lander cannot be seen in any of the images.




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