A source said an internal ISRO committee, constituted to go into the likely reasons for the failure in making the soft-landing, was likely to submit its findings “very soon”, possibly within the next couple of days. The source said the committee had met a few times and almost finalised its conclusions.
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) will fly over the part of the Moon where the lander is lying after it lost contact with the ISRO control centre when it was 335 metres from the surface of the Moon on September 7.
NASA won two Emmy Awards during this past weekend. One was for its InSight mission to Mars and the other for its Demonstration Mission 1, a test flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon to the International Space Station.
The CubeSat called Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE), is approximately the size of a small microwave oven. It will pass as close as 1,000 miles and as far as 43,500 miles from the surface of the Moon.
Chandrayaan-2: ISRO has been attempting to communicate with the Vikram lander since contact was lost 335 metres from the surface of the moon — barely seconds before touchdown — while the lander was noted to be travelling at a vertical velocity of 59 m/sec
Researchers at the Max Planck Society in Germany have said the cosmos is expanding faster than previously believed, leading them to believe the universe is significantly younger. But some are skeptical of the findings.