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Shanmuga Subramanian of Chennai locates Vikram for NASA

The debris first located by Shanmuga is about 750 m NW of the main crash site and was a single bright pixel identification: NASA

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Astronomy

ISRO ensuring Chandrayaan 3 soft landing

ISRO scientists led by Centre for Liquid Propulsion Systems’ V Narayanan have analysed the reasons for Lander Vikram’s communication failure

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Astronomy

NASA nearly confirms Vikram crash-landed

The US space agency says while the image of Vikram could not be captured due to some haze in the moon region at the time of taking the photographs, there are tell-tale signs of a hard landing in between two craters

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NASA analysing images of Chandrayaan-2 landing location

NASA had earlier said it would share ‘before and after’ photographs of the target area of ‚Äč‚ÄčLander Vikram of ISRO’s mission Chandrayaan-2

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Chandrayaan-2: Hope of extracting info from Vikram dims

Almost a week has passed since the 7 September incident. Now the ISRO has another week left to retrieve data from it.

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ISRO Too Competent To Need Society’s Immature Reaction

Three days have passed since Lander Vikram strayed from the planned trajectory; the nation is still trying to motivate ISRO scientists as if they were in a state of despondency, notwithstanding their 95% success in meeting the Chandrayaan-2 mission objectives

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Vikram, located, had crash-landed as feared; Pragyan safe

An on-board camera of Chandrayaan-2 orbiter captured images of the lander rover Pragyan housed inside Vikram; it is functioning normally

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Astronomy

Vikram landing: ‘Everything going according to plan’

The touch-down of Vikram lander is scheduled between 1.30 AM and 2.30 AM on Saturday, followed by the rollout of rover Pragyan between 5.30 AM and 6.30 AM

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Astronomy

Chandrayaan-2: Second de-orbiting manoeuvre executed

In a major milestone for India’s second moon mission, the Chandrayaan-2 had successfully entered the lunar orbit by performing LOI manoeuvre

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Chandrayaan-2: Lander Vikram de-orbits successfully

In a key event of India’s second moon mission Chandrayaan-2, lander Vikram is expected to touch down on the surface of the moon on 7 September