NASA Spots Lost Indian Spacecraft on the Moon

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It’s a bit annoying how the ISRO dealt with this. The lander clearly crashed but they never confirmed it. They claimed the lander was found and they were attempting to communicate while the last telemetry visible indicated that there was no way the lander could have done a soft landing. They also never released the images they obtained from the lander. Why all the cloak and daggers? Edit: I didn’t mean to hate on ISRO about the crash, they did an amazing job. Space is hard! I just find it weird that they didn’t make a statement.

hipy500

Or should we rather say : Shanmuga Subramanian points out debris of Vikram Lander, NASA confirms finding.

harsh_not

> The discovery came with the help of an Indian mechanical engineer called Shanmuga Subramanian, who contacted NASA after studying images of the site released by the agency’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera team on Sept. 26. He identified the debris and the team subsequently confirmed the finding after checking images acquired in the following months, NASA said Wow. So Mr Subramanian is the one who identified the debris and contacted NASA to confirm his work, yet the article describes this as “helping with the discovery”, and the title of the article completely leaves him out and gives credit to NASA for “spotting” the lost spacecraft. Would it really have killed them to go with “NASA Confirms Indian Engineer Spotted Lost Moon Lander”?

mojosam

> At today’s prices, India’s mission cost less than 0.05% of the milestone voyage of Apollo 11 in July 1969. It was also less than 0.05% as successful. /s

Konquest

“The discovery came with the help of an Indian mechanical engineer called Shanmuga Subramanian, who contacted NASA after studying images of the site released by the agency’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera team on Sept. 26. ” ​ So NASA didn’t find it either.

dheerajnagpal