Vikram had hard landing, says NASA

Vikram had hard landing, says NASA


Vikram had a 'hard landing', NASA said on Friday, as it released high-resolution images captured by its reconnaissance orbiter of the Moon's unchartered south pole where the Chandrayaan 2 lander attempted to soft-land during the ambitious mission three weeks ago.

The module had attempted a soft landing on a small patch of lunar highland smooth plains between Simpelius N and Manzinus C craters before losing communication with ISRO on September 7.

The site was about 600 km from the South Pole in a relatively ancient terrain, according to the US space agency.