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India Says It Has Located Chandrayaan-2 Lander on Moon’s Surface

8 Sep 2019, 12:10 UTC
India Says It Has Located Chandrayaan-2 Lander on Moon’s Surface Manjunath Kiran/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

NEW DELHI — A day after India lost contact with a robotic spacecraft that was launched toward the moon’s South Pole, the chairman of the country’s space agency said on Sunday that the lander had been detected on the moon’s surface.

K. Sivan, the director of the Indian Space Research Organization, told national news outlets that a thermal image had been taken by the Chandrayaan-2 mission’s orbiter. He said it was still unclear whether the lander was damaged, though he expected it had experienced a “hard landing.”

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