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India locates missing Moon lander; trying to reconnect

Indian space scientists were desperately trying Tuesday to establish communication with their broken Moon lander, having located the probe that went silent moments before it was due to make a historic soft landing.

The lander, called Vikram — after the founder of India’s space programme — was due to touch down on the Moon in the early hours of Saturday, but contact was lost around 2.1 kilometres (1.3 miles) above the surface.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

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