VIKRAM LU­NAR LAN­DER FOUND ON SURFACE

Fiji Sun - - Asia News -

New Delhi: The lan­der mo­d­ule from In­dia’s moon mis­sion has been lo­cated on the lu­nar surface, the day af­ter it lost con­tact with the space sta­tion, and ef­forts are un­der­way to try to es­tab­lish con­tact with it, the head of the na­tion’s space agency said.

The cam­eras from the moon mis­sion’s or­biter had lo­cated the lan­der, said K. Sivan, the chair­man of the In­dian Space and Re­search Or­gan­i­sa­tion (ISRO) ac­cord­ing to the Press Trust of In­dia news agency. He added: “It must have been a hard land­ing.” ISRO of­fi­cials could not be reached for com­ment.

The space agency said it lost touch with the Vikram lu­nar lan­der on Satur­day as it made its fi­nal ap­proach to the moon’s south pole to de­ploy a rover to search for signs of wa­ter.

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