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NASA shared images of the Chandrayaan 2 landing site, saying Vikram had a hard landing

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said Chandrayan-2's lander made a "strong landing" earlier this month before losing contact with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).

The American Space Agency released high-resolution images captured by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LRC) during its Lunar Territory flyby where Vikram attempted a soft landing near the unchanged region of the Moon in September.

The lunar lunar was just 2.5 km away from making history by being the world's first aerospace mission in soft land at the South Pole.

NASA shared images of the Chandrayaan 2 landing site, saying Vikram had a hard landing
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"Vikram had a strong landing and the exact location of the spacecraft on the lunar high ground has not yet been determined," NASA said on its website.

The US agency says the site is about 600০০ kilometers away from the South Pole to the pristine region.

The LRO, NASA said, crossed the landing site on September 9 and "so far the LROC team has not been able to locate or image the lander".

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"It was dusk when the landing area was depicted, and thus many parts of the area were spread; it is possible that Vikram Lander is hiding in the shadows. After passing over the LRO site in October, the light will be favorable and he will try to find and paint the lander again. "

The Chandrayaran-2 moon mission lander was trying to "soften" or control, landing at the Moon's South Pole where scientists believed there could be ice.

It started its driven rise at 1.38 in the morning and reduced its speed from 1,640 meters per second to 140 meters in 10 minutes. In the last few minutes, communications spread when the lander was lowering the lunar surface.

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The last 15 minutes of the mission, where Lander tried to guide himself with his own propulsion system, described Isro chief K Sivan as "a 15-minute terror."

Originally scheduled for July 15, the launch of Chandrayaan-2 was canceled due to a technical raid eleven hours before take-off.

India's second lunar mission was launched from Sriharikota on the third ship of GSLV MK on July 22, after scientists resolved the problem in about a week.

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