ISRO had located Vikram lander one month back: K Sivan
New Delhi : After NASA's claims of locating Vikram lander on Moon, ISRO chief K Sivan has claimed that the Indian space agency had located the lander and had declared it on its website, news agency ANI reported.
"Our own orbiter had located Vikram Lander, we had already declared that on our website, you can go back and see," Sivan was quoted as saying.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) on Tuesday said its satellite orbiting the Moon has found Vikram lander of Chandrayaan-2 which crashed on the lunar surface in September. The American space agency also shared an image of the crash site with their claims.
However, on the Isro website an update under September 10 reads, “Vikram lander has been located by the orbiter of Chandrayaan-2, but no communication with it yet. All possible efforts are being made to establish communication with lander.”
After Nasa released a mosaic image of the site on September 26, inviting the public to search it for signs of the lander, it said in a statement on Tuesday that Shanmuga Subramanian, a mechanical engineer and an app developer hailing from Chennai, contacted the LRO project with a positive identification of debris -- with the first piece found about 750 meters northwest of the main crash site.