Chennai: Space enthusiast Shanmuga Subramanian, who discovered the debris of India’s moonlander Vikram, said on Saturday that Chandrayaan-2’s rover Pragyan seems to be intact on the moon’s surface and had rolled out a few metres from the lander.In a series of tweets along with the pictures of the moon surface, Subramanian said: “Chandrayaan-2’s Pragyan “ROVER” intact on Moon’s surface& has rolled out few metres from the skeleton Vikram lander whose payloads get deteriorated due to rough landing.””We have received communication from him( Subramanian ). Our experts are analysing the same, ” K. Sivan, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation( ISRO ), told IANS.Chandrayaan2’s Pragyan “ROVER” intact on Moon’s surface& has rolled out few metres from the skeleton Vikram lande … https :// t.co/ zW2esQypzS– Shan( Shanmuga Subramanian) (@ Ramanean) 15962532850 00 “It seems the commands were sent to the lander blindly for periods& there is a distinct possibility that the lander could have received commands and relayed it to the rover … but the lander was not able to communicate it back to the earth, ” Subramanian said.There is also the possibility of the rover rolling out of the lander when it impacted the moon surface.Tweeting a painting taken a number of NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbital( LRO ), Shanmugam said the white dot might be the skeleton lander devoid of other payloads and the black dot might be the rover.According to him, the rover may be still intact on the moon’s surface. Latest depicts from LRO( Jan 4, 2020) testified rover lines on the moon from the lander.He said the debris “hes having” saw earlier might be from one of the warheads. The rubbles found by NASA might be of other warheads, giving antenna and thrusters.Vikram lost contact with ISRO following its launch from Chandrayaan-2 moon orbiter on September 6 last year when it tried to attain softlanding near the moon’s south pole.July 21, 2020 differentiated a year of the launch of India’s second moon mission by a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle( GSLV) -MkIII-M1. It was on July 22, 2019, when the GSLV rocket, nicknamed ‘Bahubali’, detonation off from the second launch pad at India’s rocket port in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh transport Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter Vikram( lander) and Pragyan( rover ).
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