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NASA finds India's missing lunar orbiter with Earth-bound radar


Orbital parameters?

Does anyone know what orbital inclination the satellite used? Without very careful selection, lunar satellites tend to wander rapidly and perform unscheduled lithobraking maneuvers. Even "stable" lunar orbits are subject to a lot of perturbation.

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