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India’s ISRO agency sent its Chandrayaan-2 lunar lander to space in hopes to land on the Moon last week but unfortunately received bad news that the spacecraft had crashed into the celestial body instead of landing smoothly.
As of now, there have not been any updates of the spacecraft or whether it is still alive. NASA has stepped up to offer help in obtaining information of the situation through its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO).
According to Spaceflight Now, NASA will use LRO’s camera to scan the landing site and spot Chandrayaan-2 on Tuesday.
The trip to the Moon planned by India rounded an orbiter, lander and a rover, in which only the orbiter remained unaffected. ISRO explains that the orbiter has located the lander but those images are not for public view as of yet.
Noah Petro of NASA’s Godard Space Flight Center confirms with http://www.designtaxi.com/news/406289/NASA-Plans-To-Spy-On-India-s-Lost-Moon-Lander-After-Crash/