Pragyan rover intact on Moon`s floor, says Chennai techie Shanmuga Subramanian who discovered Chandrayaan-2`s Vikram lander particles on Moon


Chennai: A Chennai primarily based area fanatic Shanmuga Subramanian, who in December 2019 had discovered Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram lander’s particles on Moon has now stated that Chandrayaan-2’s Pragyan rover is unbroken on Moon’s floor.

Shanmuga additionally acknowledged that it has rolled out a number of metres from the skeleton of Vikram lander, whose payloads received disintegrated resulting from tough touchdown.

He claimed that the particles he discovered was of Langmuir probe from the Vikram lander and the particles NASA discovered may be from the opposite payloads, primarily – antenna, retro braking engines, photo voltaic panels on the facet and many others.

He expressed, “South Pole area isn’t all the time properly lit and the lander was in a shallow depth of two ms from the floor so it was not seen on November 11’s NASA flyby resulting from totally different angle of incidence and can be tough for anybody to seek out it except the solar is straight above the floor.

“Since the sun is never directly above moon’s surface in that region, it would have been so difficult,” stated the 34-year previous Shanmuga.

He acknowledged, “It seems the commands were sent to lander blindly for days and there is a distinct possibility that lander could have received commands and relayed it to the rover but the lander was not able to communicate it back to the earth.”

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Chandrayaan-2 was injected on August 14, 2019, and had efficiently inserted into lunar orbit on August 20, 2019. 

While orbiting the moon in a 100 km lunar polar orbit, Vikram Lander was separated from Orbiter on September 02, 2019, in preparation for touchdown. 

Vikram Lander descent was as deliberate and regular efficiency was noticed as much as an altitude of two.1 km earlier than the communication from the lander to the bottom stations was misplaced.