04:02 03.12.2019(updated 06:56 03.12.2019)
04:02 03.12.2019(更新时间06:56 03.12.2019)
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The Indian Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft was put into lunar orbit on 20 August. During the mission, the Vikram lander was supposed to target a patch of high ground between two craters, called Simpelius N and Manzinus C, as it attempted a soft-landing on the lunar surface, some 600 kilometers from the south pole, but lost contact with the ground station.
印度Chandrayaan 2号航天器于8月20日进入月球轨道。 着陆任务期间，维克拉姆号着陆器试图在月球表面进行软着陆，期望着陆地点是Simpelius N和Manzinus C两个火山口之间的高地。该高地距离地球南极约600公里，但是着陆器已与地面指挥中心失去联系。
On Monday, NASA posted new images of the Moon's surface, claiming that the agency had located the "debris field" of the Vikram lander which has been missing since September.
The image released by NASA shows "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. This portion of the Narrow Angle Camera mosaic was made from images M1328074531L/R and M1328081572L/R acquired Nov. 11", NASA said.
“蓝点位于受冲击地点，很可能是飞船碎片搅动的岩石碎屑。'S'表示由Shanmuga Subramanian辨认出的飞船碎片。窄角相机马赛克的这一部分是根据11月11日获得的图像M1328074531L / R和M1328081572L / R制成，NASA。
NASA has credited Indian Mechanical Engineer Shanmuga Subramanian for positively identifying the debris and reporting to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) project.
"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," NASA said.
Shanmuga Subramanian tweeted a letter he received from NASA, crediting him for his help.
The Chandrayaan 2 was India's second lunar exploration mission. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) lost contact with the Vikram lander shortly before the scheduled September touchdown.
Chandrayaan 2号执行的是印度第二次登月任务。 印度航天研究组织（ISRO）于9月这一预定着陆时间前不久与维克拉姆号着陆器失去联系。
The ISRO reportedly intends to send another mission to the Moon by the end of next year, and November is considered by Indian scientists to be the most suitable time for a launch.
In 2008, the Chandrayaan 1 became the first successful Moon mission for the Indian Space Research Organisation.