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Episode 512 September 9, 2019

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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What happened to Chandrayaan-2’s lander and what it means for the missionSaturday 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. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on http://www.indianexpress.com/audio.