A day after NASA reported it had found the flotsam and jetsam of Chandrayaan-2 lander, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) chief K Sivan said the Indian space office had just found it before.
“Our own orbiter had located Vikram Lander, we had already declared that on our website, you can go back and see,” Sivan was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
ISRO’s website has an entry dated September 10 that reads: “Vikram lander has been located by the orbiter of Chandrayaan-2, but no communication with it yet. All possible efforts are being made to establish communication with lander.”
Chandrayaan 2: ISRO chief K Sivan claims ‘our own orbiter had located it’
US space office NASA had Tuesday said that it had found the lander Vikram of India’s second moon crucial 2, around a quarter of a year after ISRO lost contact with it.
NASA discharged a picture gained by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) on November 11, checking bits of flotsam and jetsam near the proposed landing site of the Chandrayaan-2 lander.
NASA said it had the option to find the trash after a tip-off by Shanmuga Subramanian, a 33-year-old techie and application engineer from Chennai.
NASA’s LROC had caught imaged of the arrival site during a fly-by. The space organization said it couldn’t find the lander dependent on the picture because of the huge shadows that secured the territory.
The pictures were transferred on September 26 and Subramanian was the first person to accomplish a positive distinguishing proof of the Chandrayaan-2 lander. The first debris spotted by the Indian specialist was found 750 meters northwest of the impact site.
Subramanian spent numerous a restless evenings throughout the following 45-odd days attempting to find the debris.
“I used to return from work at 8 pm. After dinner, I would start comparing the NASA images till 2 am. I would again scan the photos till 8 am,” he said.
At an early stage in October, Subramanian found a small spot which he accepted was a part of the Vikram lander’s debris. He tweeted about it and educated ISRO and NASA. On Tuesday, NASA tweeted affirming that Subramanian was right on target.