ISRO chief Sivan rejects Nasa Claim on Chandrayaan 2 Says ISRO first located Vikram lander
On Wednesday ISRO chief K Sivan has rejected Nasa’s claims that they have located the debris of the crashed Vikram Lander on the Lunar surface and said that the Indian Space Research organisation had located it long back.
ISRO chief K Sivan has said that "Our own orbiter had located Vikram lander. We had already declared that on our website, you can go back and see."
On Tuesday ,Nasa released some images showing the impacted site of Vikram Lander and the associated debris field while also acknowledging the role of a chennai-based mechanical engineer and app developer in locating the site of debris.
Space enthusiast Shanmuga Subramanian spotted the crashed Vikram Lander on the lunar surface after scouring through the images released by the US space agency’s Moon orbiting spacecraft.
Isro had tweeted, "Vikram Lander has been located by the orbiter of Chandrayaan 2, but no communication with it yet. All possible efforts are being made to establish communication with lander."