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Image shows Shanmuga Subramanian.(HT File Photo)

Chennai techie Shanmuga Subramanian helps NASA locate Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram lander, Anand Mahindra tweets about him

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2019 03:20 PM IST
Chennai techie Shanmuga Subramanian located the debris of Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram lander.
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Shanmuga Subramanian believes that the crash landing of Vikram lander made more people interested on the moon mission.(Facebook/Shanmuga Subramanian)
Shanmuga Subramanian believes that the crash landing of Vikram lander made more people interested on the moon mission.(Facebook/Shanmuga Subramanian)

‘I found a tiny dot’: Chennai techie explains how he spotted Vikram lander

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 01:48 AM IST
Nasa made the announcement of the Vikram lander discovery on Tuesday morning and released an image taken by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) on November 11 showing the landing site.
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This image released by NASA shows the Vikram Lander impact point and associated debris field. Green dots indicate spacecraft debris (confirmed or likely). Blue dots locate disturbed soil, likely where small bits of the spacecraft churned up the regolith. “S” indicates debris identified by Shanmuga Subramanian , the Indian engineer.(Photo Credit: NASA/ Twitter)
This image released by NASA shows the Vikram Lander impact point and associated debris field. Green dots indicate spacecraft debris (confirmed or likely). Blue dots locate disturbed soil, likely where small bits of the spacecraft churned up the regolith. “S” indicates debris identified by Shanmuga Subramanian , the Indian engineer.(Photo Credit: NASA/ Twitter)

Nasa finds Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram with help of Indian engineer

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 01:45 AM IST
Nasa’s orbiter had captured the first set of images of the landing site of Chandrayaan 2’s Vikram lander on September 17, when it was lunar dusk in the region. Scientists from the LRO camera team had said that they were unable to identify the Vikram lander because of the long shadows in the region during dusk.
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The techie looked for it on the images from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbital (LRO) Camera that the US space agency had released to the public.(Facebook/Shanmuga Subramanian)
The techie looked for it on the images from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbital (LRO) Camera that the US space agency had released to the public.(Facebook/Shanmuga Subramanian)

‘I found Vikram lander’: Chennai techie finds debris on Moon, Nasa confirms

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 12:55 AM IST
Subramanian believed that from the beginning when he joined the space hunt from his computer in Chennai the pictures of the lunar surface put out by LROC were his only clues.
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