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Luna-25 and Chandrayaan-3 tell two very different stories for developers

UNDERSTANDING THE WHY It could be months before investigators figure out what happened to Russia’s robotic probe in the critical moments as it maneuvered above the lunar surface. Yuri Borisov, Director General of Russia’s space agency, Roscosmos, blamed a botched engine burn for the disaster. He said a planned 84-second engine burn that was supposed to put the probe into a “pre-landing orbit”, instead ran for 127 seconds.  The mission was Russia’s first since 1976, when the Soviet Union lofted Luna-24 toward Earth’s nearest neighbour. Borisov said failure to...

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