NASA has informed about the Vikram Lander of Chandrayaan-2. NASA has released a picture taken from its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) on Tuesday morning. In which the location affected by Vikram Lander is visible. NASA released a statement saying the Vikram Lander has been found on the lunar surface.
“The Chandrayaan2 Vikram lander has been found by our NASA Moon mission, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter,” informed NASA on Twitter.
NASA said in its statement that it had released a photo of the crash site on 26 September and called people to search for signs of Vikram Lander. After this Shanmuga Subramanian contacted the LRO project with a positive identification of debris. After receiving this tip, the LROC team confirmed the identification by comparing before and after images.
“The debris first located by Shanmuga is about 750 meters northwest of the main crash site and was a single bright pixel identification in that first mosaic (1.3 meter pixels, 84° incidence angle). The November mosaic shows best the impact crater, ray and extensive debris field. The three largest pieces of debris are each about 2×2 pixels and cast a one pixel shadow,” NASA said in its statement.
Shanmuga Subramanian is a chennai based Mechanical Engineer who found the debris of Vikram lander by analyzing the Images.
“I spent 4 to 6 hours daily after work since September to narrow down my search for Vikram Lander,” said Shanmuga Subramanian.
“I did not use any tools to locate debris of Vikram Lander”: Shanmuga Subramanian, Chennai based Mechanical engineer.