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Old 09-06-2019, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Well, let's hope this rover soft lands successfully so we can see what water ice is on the South pole, or what the situation is there. The Israel rover crash landed so this is going to be pretty tough. Set for 4-5pm Eastern US time. Can watch it live here maybe:


https://www.space.com/india-chandray...g-webcast.html
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Old 09-06-2019, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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It looks like they lost contact, unfortunately.

Space travel remains risky and hard to get right.
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Old 09-06-2019, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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It looks like they lost contact, unfortunately.

Space travel remains risky and hard to get right.
Yup, very difficult and risky. Indian Space Research Organization chief says communications lost with lander at altitude of 2.1km from lunar surface.

I’m not Indian - I’m just rooting for any country to explore our universe and find answers and basically just more information. I’m upset but we as a community will do more things.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...670.1567801984
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Old 09-06-2019, 05:00 PM
 
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I had a feeling something was wrong when the lander veered off of its descent trajectory during the final landing phase. The green line showing its descent suddenly deviated from the red line. It's unfortunate, and I was disappointed, so I can imagine the disappointment being felt by the people involved in the mission.


https://www.space.com/india-loses-co...drayaan-2.html

They did get some data back after about twenty minutes. I'm curious to know what it was. They'll try again, and hopefully have success next time.
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