Efforts by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) to re-establish communications with the Chandrayaan-2 Vikram lunar lander continued Sept. 9, a day after imagery from the mission orbiter revealed Vikram had landed in one piece but hard, and at a tilt at the Moon’s south pole near the intended touchdown target. Communications between the lander and the ISRO control center in Bengaluru stopped on Sept. 6 at 4:24 p.m. EDT, or early Sept. 7 in India, with Vikram in the final ...

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