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India’s Vikram Lander Crashed into the Moon

SRO has provided an update on its failed attempt to place Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram lander and Pragyan rover on the moon: Full link

“The Vikram Lander followed the planned descent trajectory from its orbit of 35 km to just below 2 km [1.25 miles] above the surface. All the systems and sensors of the Lander functioned excellently until this point and proved many new technologies such as variable thrust propulsion technology used in the Lander.
The success criteria was defined for each and every phase of the mission and till date 90 to 95% of the mission objectives have been accomplished and will continue contribute to Lunar science , notwithstanding the loss of communication with the Lander.
ISRO stressed that the Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter continues to circle the moon and is expected to return a wealth of scientific data:

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Chandrayaan-2 mission was a highly complex mission, which represented a significant technological leap compared to the previous missions of ISRO, which brought together an Orbiter, Lander and Rover to explore the unexplored south pole of the Moon.
Since the launch of Chandrayaan-2 on July 22, 2019, not only India but the whole world watched its progress from one phase to the next with great expectations and excitement.
This was a unique mission which aimed at studying not just one area of the Moon but all the areas combining the exosphere, the surface as well as the sub-surface of the moon in a single mission.
The Orbiter has already been placed in its intended orbit around the Moon and shall enrich our understanding of the moon’s evolution and mapping of the minerals and water molecules in the Polar Regions, using its eight state-of-the-art scientific instruments.
The Orbiter camera is the highest resolution camera (0.3m) in any lunar mission so far and shall provide high resolution images which will be immensely useful to the global scientific community. The precise launch and mission management has ensured a long life of almost 7 years instead of the planned one year.
 
I am confused from the official reports. Did the "lander" "land?"
 
So I guess landing was in the other 5 or 10%?


"The success criteria was defined for each and every phase of the mission and till date 90 to 95% of the mission objectives have been accomplished"
 
Perhaps if India spent the money on their population and combating gang rape people might be a bit better off.
 

philc

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Good use of U.K. tax payers money.
 
Crashed? Yeah that's what they want you to believe. There was 4 tonnes of waste in that lander they have just opened up the Lunar surface to fly tipping
 

maguire

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@earth will be here soon no doubt, to blame it all on imperialism. while completely ignoring the fact that the rapey street shitters have been running their own show for quite some time now.
 
I'm betting the moon's consent wasn't sought before old Vikram there landed on top of it.
 
Did it boldly shite where no ones shat before?
 

Awol

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Hope it was not a repeat of NASA style metric/ imperial confusion...

Wasn't it something similar that scuppered Hubble at first?
 

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