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Dungeness, post: 11878551, member: 172203 Wrote:Chinese may not have gutter version of "free media", but they have fairly high IQ, so they are capable of critical thinking, therefore they are decades ahead.
Had this been a Chinese project, and the head of Chinese space agency tried to peddle this obvious failure as a "95% success" like Mr. Sivan did, Chinese people would have pounded him so hard that he would have no choice but resign. BTW, what is the reason that ISRO is hiding the "thermal image of Vikram Lander" that Mr. Sivan claimed the Orbitor "Clicked"?
Quote:Chandrayaan-2 is 98% successful, Gaganyaan our next priority: Isro chief K Sivan
Sep 21, 2019,
Talking about Chandrayaan-2, the Isro chief said that the mission has been 98 per cent successful with the orbiter performing very well.
"The orbiter's payload systems are functioning well. Certain payloads in the orbiter are first of their kind. The moon mission is 98 per cent successful,” he added.
On failing to communicate with the 'Vikram' lander, Sivan said they could not do much about that.
Sivan, however, said that the life span of Chandrayaan 2 is 7.5 years. “Don’t you think it is a success? It is really a big success. Except soft landing of lander Vikram, everything was okay,” he said.
Han Patriot, post: 11878736, member: 177554 Wrote:Hahahha 98% success. Yutu was a failure for Chinese, we admit it and improve. Just like Delhi is 1% success because 1% has money to buy xiaomi air filters during their airpocalypse right?
Quote:The Chandrayaan 2 Vikram lander was targeted for a highland smooth plain about 600 kilometers from the south pole; unfortunately the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) lost contact with their lander shortly before the scheduled touchdown (7 September in India, 6th September in the United States). Despite the loss, getting that close to the surface was an amazing achievement. The LROC team released the first mosaic (acquired 17 September) of the site on 26 September and many people have downloaded the mosaic to search for signs of Vikram. Shanmuga Subramanian contacted the LRO project with a positive identification of debris. After receiving this tip the LROC team confirmed the identification by comparing before and after images. When the images for the first mosaic were acquired the impact point was poorly illuminated and thus not easily identifiable. Two subsequent image sequences were acquired on 14, 15 October and 11 November. The LROC team scoured the surrounding area in these new mosaics and found the impact site (70.8810°S, 22.7840°E, 834 m elevation) and associated debris field. The November mosaic had the best pixel scale (0.7 meter) and lighting conditions (72° incidence angle).
The debris first located by Shanmuga is about 750 meters northwest of the main crash site and was a single bright pixel identification in that first mosaic (1.3 meter pixels, 84° incidence angle). The November mosaic shows best the impact crater, ray and extensive debris field. The three largest pieces of debris are each about 2x2 pixels and cast a one pixel shadow.