NASA tweets pictures of crashed Vikram lander on Moon
Washington : A NASA satellite orbiting the Moon has found the crashed Vikram lander on the Moon, the US Space Agency said.
NASA released the pictures taken from its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). It presented the crash site with a marking on impact location and associated debris field, with parts scattered over almost two dozen locations spanning several kilometres.
In a tweet, NASA shared a mosaic image of the site on September 26, inviting people to search for the crashed lander.
It added that a person named Shanmuga Subramanian contacted the LRO project with a positive identification of debris -- with the first piece found about 750 meters northwest of the main crash site.
While the lander had failed to make successful landing on the moon, the main spacecraft is still on the lunar orbit and doing its desired tasks.
Days after the failed landing, the Indian Space Research Organization said it had located the lander, but hadn’t been able to establish communication.