Nasa finds indian månefartøj with the help of rumnørd

Vikram should have made India the fourth nation to carry out a lunar landing. But it failed. The indian landingsfartøj Vikram, who crashed during his approach

Nasa finds indian månefartøj with the help of rumnørd

Vikram should have made India the fourth nation to carry out a lunar landing. But it failed.

The indian landingsfartøj Vikram, who crashed during his approaches on the Lunar surface in september, is found.

It shall notify the UNITED states space administration, Nasa, on Monday published images of nedslagsområdet.

Vikram should have made India the fourth nation ever to land a craft on the Moon.

It failed, however, since you lost contact to the unmanned vessel, about 2.1 kilometers from the surface.

India's space agency, announced already in september that it had found the vessel without, however, to get in contact with it.

But Nasa describes, in a communication, how to through the months has been trying to get confirmed pictures of nedslagsområdet.

Nasa announced in september images before and after the impact and called on the public to compare the images to see if they could find evidence of impact.

The first person who managed to find Vikram, was Shanmuga "Shan" Subramanian from Chennai in India.

Rumentusiasten tells that he could not stand for the challenge, now, when Nasa could not even find the crashed vessel.

- I had the two images next to each other on my two laptops, he says.

Subramanian, who works in the it industry, is a self-proclaimed rumnørd.

When he felt that it was succeeded to find Vikram, he wrote it in a posting on Twitter in October.

- It was quite difficult, but I spent a lot of effort on it, he says.

Nasa then surveyed the area himself and has, therefore, two months later confirmed on the news.

- Nasa is going to have to be 100% sure before they can publish it, and that is why they waited to confirm it, says Subramanian.

Vikram should have been the first landingsfartøj, which landed on the Lunar south pole.

Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft, as Vikram was issued from, is still in the orbit of the Moon.

/ritzau/AFP

Updated Date: 03 December 2019, 05:00

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