Sriharikota, December 4: In one of the biggest news, US space agency NASA confirmed on Monday that it has spotted the debris of Chandrayaan 2's Vikram lander with the efforts of Indian techie Shanmuga Subramanian. Commenting on it, ISRO Chief, K Sivan said, "Our own orbiter had located Vikram Lander, we had already declared that on our website, you can go back and see."
Subramanian has become an interest of the press, after NASA credited him with the "discovery of debris from the Vikram lander". The Space agency mentioned that it was possible with the effort of Shanmuga Subramanian, who had been doing his separate research on the Vikram lander. Who is Shanmuga Subramanian? Here's All About The Techie Whose Efforts Helped NASA in Discovery of Chandrayaan 2 Vikram Lander Debris.
Check ANI tweet:
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chief K Sivan on NASA finding Vikram Lander: Our own orbiter had located Vikram Lander, we had already declared that on our website, you can go back and see. (3.12.19) pic.twitter.com/zzyQWCDUIm
— ANI (@ANI) December 4, 2019
On October 3, he first tweeted to ISRO and NASA sharing images of Vikram lander's crashed site. On December 3, he tweeted saying that NASA has credited him for finding the debris of Vikram lander.
Check Shanmuga's tweet:
— Shan (@Ramanean) December 2, 2019
The lander had lost communication moments before making a soft landing on the moon on November 7. The images shared by NASA show the site's changes on the moon and the impact before and after the lander made a hard landing on the surface of the moon.