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India's Chandrayaan-2 orbiter, lander and rover leaving Earth's orbit

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#1 HouseBuilder328

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 03:36 PM

India's Chandrayaan-2 orbiter, lander and rover sent the first pictures of Earth - it's leaving Earth's orbit now to join the Moon's orbit.  Hope this thing lands safely and we can get more information on the south pole of the Moon, and information on water there. 

 

Not going to be easy - I was very disappointed with the Israeli company's moon rover crash landed.

 

https://weather.com/...y-chandrayaan-2


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Posted 20 August 2019 - 05:09 PM

Another update - it has entered the Moon's orbit.  Expected landing on Sept 7

 

https://www.cnn.com/...intl/index.html



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Posted 06 September 2019 - 01:03 PM

Expected to land between 4 and 5pm Eastern US time.  Can watch it live here:

 

https://www.space.co...ng-webcast.html



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Posted 06 September 2019 - 04:02 PM

Indian Space Research Organization chief says communications lost with lander at altitude of 2.1km from lunar surface.

https://timesofindia...3670.1567801984

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 06:40 PM

Indian Space Research Organization chief says communications lost with lander at altitude of 2.1km from lunar surface.

https://timesofindia...3670.1567801984

Sounds like they were really off on some calculations. Space.com says that plot data shows them almost 1km off target before communications were lost.



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Posted 08 September 2019 - 01:49 PM

India has located the lander and will continue to make communications attempts for the next two weeks.

 

https://www.space.co...-2-orbiter.html


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Posted 10 September 2019 - 01:54 AM

Darn it!  I always want landing probes to work, no matter who launches them, I want to see more and more of other worlds.  If they were only off 1km or a first try that is good, better than most on a first try.

Clear skies and clean glass,

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 06:21 AM

ISRO Sscientist are on the phone with Steve from tech support who is in "Los Angeles, Pakistan"



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Posted 13 September 2019 - 04:23 PM

Idia has announced that they are sending a crew to the Moon to unplug the lander and plug it back in...




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