Pragyan rover intact on Moon’s surface, says Chennai techie Shanmuga Subramanian who found Chandrayaan-2′s Vikram lander debris on Moon
New Delhi, Aug 01: Is the Chandrayaan-2 mission still alive? Mystery deepens as Chennai based space enthusiast Shanmuga Subramanian, who was credited by NASA late last year for spotting the debris of India's Chandrayaan-2 moon probe Vikram lander, has come up with his latest find.
Shanmuga claims to have possibly spotted the skeleton of the Vikram lander and also the Pragyan rover that might have rolled out onto the lunar surface.
In a series of tweets, Shanmuga Subramanian said: "Chandrayaan-2's Pragyan "ROVER" intact on Moon's surface and has rolled out few meters from the skeleton Vikram lander whose payloads got disintegrated due to rough landing. It seems the commands were sent to the lander blindly for days and there is a distinct possibility that the lander could have received commands and relayed it to the rover...but the lander was not able to communicate it back to the Earth."