India fails to launch Vikram module

2019/09/10 Elhuyar Zientzia Iturria: Elhuyar aldizkaria

Representation of the Vikram module. Ed. ISDN

If mission 2 had gone well in Chandraya, India would become the fourth country to put a ship on the Moon, after the US, Russia and China. Via the Vikram module: In Chandraya it had to let go of 2 boats, adjust the speed and land on the surface of the Moon. However, when it was 2 km from the Moon, the main engine failed, communication was cut off and launched against the Moon.

Chandrayaan 2 is the continuation of the Chandrayaan 1 mission. The first one reached the orbit of the Moon in 2008 and, with the data collected, completed a topographic map of the Moon. On this occasion, the Vikram module was to be lit near the South Pole and revisions made via a vehicle.Now, the Indian space agency ISRO tries to locate Vikram and clarify what happened.

In April the Israeli probe Beresheet attacked the Moon. To see what the next attempt will be.


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