Chennai engineer Shanmuga Subramaniam, a techie who first located the debris of Chandrayaan-2 Vikram Lander on the lunar surface, said that he had informed both NASA and ISRO about this. But only NASA responded to his alert. On Tuesday, NASA shared information about Vikram Lander’s wreckage and gave information about it. NASA has also given credit to Shanmuga Subramaniam for this.
This arresting NASA image, released on December 3, shows the precise spot on the Moon’s surface where Vikram, the lander deployed in India’s Chandrayaan-2 mission, hard-landed in early September.After about three months, the debris of Vikram lander was found on the surface of the moon. The biggest role in finding is played by a Chennai engineer.
Shanmuga Subramanian, an amateur astronomer from Chennai: I spent 7-8 hours each day for 4-5 days on this. This is something that can be done by anyone with right knowledge. This should inspire a lot of people. https://t.co/E44mUEAiid
— ANI (@ANI) December 3, 2019
Shanmuga played an important role in finding the wreck of Vikram Lander using NASA’s photographs. On this special achievement, Shanmuga said that I saw something different on the surface of the moon, I thought it would be the debris of Vikram Lander. Then today NASA also confirmed it. He said, I spent 7-8 hours daily for 4 to 5 days. Anyone could do it with the right information. This will inspire many people.
India would have become the fourth nation to land on the Moon if Vikram had reached its destination safe and sound. Jitendra Singh, the central minister for the Department of Space, said last month in Parliament that it wouldn’t be fair to call the Chandrayaan-2 mission a failure.He further said that, No country had managed to pull off a successful soft landing in less than two attempts, not even the United States.