India claims locating the lost moon lander

India claims locating the lost moon lander
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ISLAMABAD - India claims locating the lost moon lander which had reportedly crashed while landing at the far side of moon.

The *Press Trust of India* news agency cited Indian Space and Research Organisation chairman K. Sivan as saying cameras from the moon mission's orbiter had located the lander. “It must have been a hard landing,” *PTI* quoted Sivan as saying.

ISRO officials could not be reached for comment.

The space agency said it lost touch with the Vikram lunar lander on Saturday as it made its final approach to the moon's south pole to deploy a rover to search for signs of water.

A successful landing would have made India just the fourth country to land a vessel on the lunar surface, and only the third to operate a robotic rover there.

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