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What happened to Chandrayaan-2’s lander and what it means for the mission
Saturday was a big day for the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). On that day, almost a month and a half after Chandrayaan-2 was launched, it’s lander (named Vikram) was scheduled to descend on the surface of the moon. If done successfully, this would make India the fourth country in the world to soft land on the moon. But this did not happen. In this episode, we talk to Amitabh Sinha, our resident editor in Pune who writes on issues of science and environment, about what exactly happened instead on Saturday, what it means for the mission, and whether it will affect ISRO’s future projects.
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