Vikram has successfully separated from Chandrayaan-2


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The new colonial movement: India’s lunar lander, Vikram, has successfully separated from Chandrayaan-2, and is functioning nominally in lunar orbit.

The update describing this is the second update at the link, with the first detailing the arrangements for the press to cover the landing on September 7.

The lander carries the rover, dubbed Pragyan, which will roll off Vikram only a few hours after landing.

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2 comments

  • mivenho

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but touchdown is scheduled for Sat Sept 7, 01:30 India time (approx), which converts to FRIDAY at 1 pm Pacific time (where I live)

  • mivenho: You are correct. I hadn’t done the time change math yet. What this means however is that it will take place at a time we in the U.S. can watch.

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