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月球MISSION失败,印度举国陷入绝望

发布者: 天蓝蓝 | 发布时间: 2019-9-8 09:03| 查看数: 193| 评论数: 1|帖子模式

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/regional/2019/09/07/national-despair-as-indias-moon-landing-mission-fails

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This screen grab taken from a live webcast by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on August 6, 2019 shows Vikram Lander before it is supposed to land on the Moon. -AFP/Indian Space Research Organisation

NEW DELHI (Bernama): India's ambitious moon mission ended in disappointment on Saturday (Sept 7) after communication with the lander, in the final moments of its descent, was lost.

A successful Chandrayaan-2 mission would have made India the fourth country – after the United States, Russia and China – to reach the moon.


The lunar lander Vikram was scheduled to touch down at 1.53am (time in India) on the moon's unexplored south pole, and millions of Indians were glued to television sets to watch the historic moment.

A pall of gloom descended on the Bengaluru command centre of the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) after contact was lost.




Subsequently, communication from the lander to the ground station was lost and the data is being analysed, he added.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who watched the proceedings at the centre, later told Isro scientists not to get disheartened as “ups and downs happen in life”.

Modi told them the country was proud of their achievements and “we will continue to try” the lunar journey.

Isro had launched the US$140mil (RM585mil) unmanned Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft (Chandrayaan means moon vehicle in Hindi) on July 22 onboard the country's heaviest rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark 3.

Weighing 3.85 tonnes, the indigenously-developed mission was made up of the orbiter, lander and the rover.

The lander had successfully separated from the orbiter on Monday (Sept 2).

It carried the 27-kg “Pragyaan” rover, which would have rolled out to explore the moon's surface if the mission had gone as planned.

Despite the sadness over the landing fiasco, many Indians hoped the lessons learnt in the Chandrayaan-2 venture would help in the next lunar exploration launch.

“The communication isn’t lost. Every single person in India can feel the heartbeat of Chandrayaan-2. We can hear it whisper to us that ‘If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again’, ” said tycoon Anand Mahindra.

In April this year, Israel's attempt to put its lander Beresheet on the moon ended in a crash. – Bernama


Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/regional/2019/09/07/national-despair-as-indias-moon-landing-mission-fails#VzTSGPagDv2JP0xQ.99

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点评 回复 天蓝蓝 发表于 2019-9-8 09:16:20
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