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Ray of Hope? Chennai Techie Claims Chandrayaan 2 Rover Pragyan is Intact, ISRO Says Probing Pictures

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Screenshot of the picture that Subramanian shared on Twitter. In a collection of tweets together with the photographs of the moon floor, Subramanian stated: “Chandrayaan-2’s Pragyan “ROVER” intact on Moon’s floor and has rolled out few metres from the skeleton […]

Screenshot of the image that Subramanian shared on Twitter.

Screenshot of the picture that Subramanian shared on Twitter.

In a collection of tweets together with the photographs of the moon floor, Subramanian stated: “Chandrayaan-2’s Pragyan “ROVER” intact on Moon’s floor and has rolled out few metres from the skeleton Vikram lander whose payloads obtained disintegrated because of tough touchdown.”

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House fanatic and techie Shanmuga Subramanian has claimed that rover Pragyan of Chandrayaan-2, the Indian House Analysis Organisation’s moon mission, is undamaged on the lunar floor and had rolled out just a few metres from the lander.

He had beforehand discovered the particles of India’s moonlander Vikram. NASA had given credit score to Subramanian, whereas sending him an e-mail on how his discovery had assisted its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Digital camera group to seek out the positioning of the first impression, together with different particles on the impression location.

In a collection of tweets together with the photographs of the moon floor, Subramanian stated, “Chandrayaan-2’s Pragyan “ROVER” intact on Moon’s floor and has rolled out few metres from the skeleton Vikram lander whose payloads obtained disintegrated because of tough touchdown.”

“We have now acquired communication from him (Subramanian). Our consultants are analysing the identical,” Okay. Sivan, Chairman, Indian House Analysis Organisation (ISRO), stated.

“It appears the instructions have been despatched to the lander blindly for days & there’s a distinct risk that the lander might have acquired instructions and relayed it to the rover… however the lander was not capable of talk it again to the earth,” Subramanian stated.

Tweeting an image taken by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbital (LRO), Shanmugam stated the white dot may be the skeleton lander devoid of different payloads and the black dot may be the rover.

Based on him, the rover could also be nonetheless intact on the moon’s floor. Newest footage from LRO (Jan 4, 2020) confirmed rover tracks on the moon from the lander. He stated the particles he had discovered earlier may be from one of many payloads. The particles discovered by NASA may be of different payloads, transmitting antenna and thrusters.

Talking to CNN-Information18, Subramanian speculated in regards to the probabilities of the Pragyan rover remaining intact: “There are lots of potentialities on the way it might have been intact, because it was bolted to the Lander, and will have survived the tough tough touchdown.”

He additionally clarified that he was nonetheless ready for a affirmation from ISRO.

Requested particularly if he was saying that the rover was functioning optimally, he stated he had not stated something on that side. Talking about his technique of discovering the tracks of the rover, he stated :”I downloaded EDR pictures from NASA’s LRO quickmap web site and used USGS ISIS3 open supply software program and processed it additional to enlarge these pictures. And within the enlarged picture we are able to discover tracks of the rover​.”

Vikram misplaced contact with ISRO following its launch from Chandrayaan-2 moon orbiter on September 6 final yr when it tried to make a comfortable touchdown close to the moon’s south pole.

July 21, 2020 marked a yr of the launch of India’s second moon mission by a Geosynchronous Satellite tv for pc Launch Car (GSLV)-MkIII-M1.

It was on July 22, 2019, when the GSLV rocket, nicknamed ‘Bahubali’, blasted off from the second launch pad at India’s rocket port in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh carrying Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter Vikram (lander) and Pragyan (rover).


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