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What We Know About India's Failed Lunar Landing

Scott Manley

Chandrayaan 2 was a highly ambitious mission for ISRO, and while the orbiter is working the lander failed during the last few moments before touch down. Based on the handful of public statements, and images from mission control it looks like braking from orbital velocity worked correctly, but the transition to fine control for descent may have resulted in a tumbling spacecraft which impacted the surface at about 100m/sec. However I hope more information comes along soon.

Cees Bassa's tweets with the radiotelescope trace can be found here: NEWS: The Mystery of 42 is Solved - Numberphile. Why Chandrayaan 2 Is One Of Most Difficult Space Missions Undertaken. Orbiter - Vostok 1 - First Ever Manned Spaceflight. VIKRAM lander found! ISRO - Lunar Lander discovered / Chandrayann 2. Chandrayaan-2 Vikram landing on the Moon. ISRO Scientists Analysing Data From Vikram Lander, Efforts To Re-establish Contact Underway. Chandrayaan 2 about to create history: The journey so far. Chandrayaan 2 Mission: NewsX Explained How ISRO Found Vikram Lander. Curiosity Mars Landing 2012. 2019 Italian Grand Prix: Qualifying Highlights.

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