Luna 25 on the Way to the Moon

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Re: Luna 25 on the Way to the Moon

#21 Post by OFSO » Wed Aug 23, 2023 12:00 pm

In ye olden days we used to receive huge flat cans of 1" mag tape for decoding in Darmstadt. One tin, when opened, revealed someone at ISRO Ahmadabad had spilled his curry onto the tape before sealing the can.

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Re: Luna 25 on the Way to the Moon

#22 Post by OneHungLow » Wed Aug 23, 2023 12:49 pm

The Indian spacecraft has landed successfully on the moon.

https://news.sky.com/story/india-moon-l ... ater%20ice.

The poppadom has landed, bring out the Cobra beer... (Ahem! Excuse me...)
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Re: Luna 25 on the Way to the Moon

#23 Post by Boac » Wed Aug 23, 2023 1:09 pm

Well done India!! That is fantastic news. The results of the survey will be outstanding if it all works.

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Re: Luna 25 on the Way to the Moon

#24 Post by Boac » Fri Aug 25, 2023 8:38 am


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#25 Post by PHXPhlyer » Sat Sep 02, 2023 4:42 pm

New image shows likely lunar crater caused by Luna 25 crash

https://www.cnn.com/2023/09/01/world/na ... index.html

A new crater has appeared on the moon, and it was likely created when Russia’s uncrewed Luna 25 mission crashed into the lunar surface.

Images taken by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and released by the agency on Thursday reveal the fresh crater.

The Luna 25 spacecraft, Russia’s first lunar lander in 47 years, launched on August 10 and was expected to land near the lunar south pole a couple of weeks later.

Russian lander crashing into the moon may have broader implications for space race, experts say
But communication with the spacecraft was disrupted and Roscosmos, Russia’s space agency, reported an “emergency situation” occurred while Luna 25 tried to enter a pre-landing lunar orbit on August 19.

Officials at Roscosmos later said engine failure was the likely cause of the crash.

The agency shared an estimate of the impact point on August 21, which allowed members of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter team to send commands to the spacecraft the following day to take images of the site.

The orbiter took images during a four-hour period on August 24, revealing the new crater. The photos were compared with those captured of the same site before the crash, taken in June 2022.

The new crater is close to the estimated impact point, leading the orbiter team to conclude it’s the likely final resting spot of Luna 25, according to a NASA release.

The crater measures 32.8 feet (10 meters) across and was 248.5 miles (400 kilometers) short of Luna 25’s intended landing target.

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has circled the moon since 2009, has been used to spot and take images of impact craters created by previous missions that have crashed into the lunar surface, including India’s Chandrayaan-2 in 2019.

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Re: Luna 25 on the Way to the Moon

#26 Post by OneHungLow » Thu Oct 05, 2023 8:50 am



Test, validate, check and test again ad infintum.....
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Re: Luna 25 on the Way to the Moon

#27 Post by Boac » Thu Oct 05, 2023 2:51 pm

Before we chortle too much it is worth remembering that 'Genesis', the NASA solar exploration mission, crashed when kis parachutes failed to open, and I think it was because two 'gravity' switches had been fitted inverted............. :ymdevil:

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Re: Luna 25 on the Way to the Moon

#28 Post by llondel » Mon Oct 09, 2023 3:45 pm

One of the early space probes failed to go into planetary orbit because a colon and semicolon had been confused in a single line of Fortran code. changed the meaning of the line while still being valid syntax.

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Re: Luna 25 on the Way to the Moon

#29 Post by PHXPhlyer » Mon Oct 09, 2023 3:49 pm

Let's not forget swapping/mixing metric and imperial units. :-o :((

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