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There it is! NASA finally spotted crash site of India’s Moon lander

December 3rd, 2019

It’s been over two months since India’s mission to land on the Moon was cut short by a mysterious and unexplained failure of the Vikram lander spacecraft. The lander’s handlers at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) lost contact with their machine shortly before it was expected to make a soft landing on the surface. …

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India’s space agency refuses to give up on crashed Moon lander

October 2nd, 2019

Early last month was supposed to be a time of celebration for India’s space agency ISRO. The group was poised to become the fourth nation on Earth to successfully perform a soft landing on the Moon. Things didn’t go as planned, and the Vikram lander crashed into the surface. Now, a month later, ISRO is …

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Can you spot India’s crashed Moon lander? Because NASA sure can’t

September 27th, 2019

Earlier this month India was poised to make history. The Indian Space Research Organization eagerly awaited the day when its Chandrayaan-2 mission would send the Vikram lander and its rover companion down to the Moon’s surface. When that moment finally came, something went terribly wrong, and the lander is presumed destroyed. In the days and …

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NASA will spy on India’s crashed moon lander next week

September 14th, 2019

Late last week, India’s ISRO space agency experienced utter heartbreak when its Chandrayaan-2 lunar lander went quiet moments before its expected touchdown. The spacecraft slammed into the Moon rather than landing softly, and nobody really knows if it’s still alive, or what kind of shape it’s in. To help its space-faring friends in India, NASA …

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India’s Chandrayaan-2 mission just hit a major milestone

August 20th, 2019

India is now poised to become the fourth country on Earth to pull off a soft Moon landing. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched the Chandrayaan-2 mission in late July — after a “technical snag” delayed the launch by about a week — and it just hit another major milestone on its way to …