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NASA Releases Pictures of Vikram's Landing Site:- NASA today released some high-resolution pictures of Vikram Lander which carried Chandrayaan 2 to the moon. The US space agency said that it could not trace the exact location of the lander which reached the surface on September 7th. ISRO lost contact with the lander just minutes before landing. ISRO clarified that Vikram Lander had a hard landing and the exact location is yet to be located. The pictures released by NASA identify the site where Vikram was supposed to land.
Our @LRO_NASA mission imaged the targeted landing site of India’s Chandrayaan-2 lander, Vikram. The images were taken at dusk, and the team was not able to locate the lander. More images will be taken in October during a flyby in favorable lighting. More: https://t.co/1bMVGRKslp pic.twitter.com/kqTp3GkwuM— NASA (@NASA) September 26, 2019
“The scene (image) was captured from a Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) Quickmap fly-around of the targeted landing site image width is about 150 kilometers across the center,” said NASA. They clarified that the site was located around 379 miles (600km) from the south pole. NASA also said that they could not locate the crashed Vikram Lander. NASA said that the lighting will be favorable in October and images of Vikram Lander will be captured by the LRO.
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