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Major
I don't know who this guy is commenting through live stream of the Indian lander but you can see him know something's wrong before most of the crowd does. I think it starts around 02:21:00.

At 2.92km (2:21:20) above the moon surface, the display graphic was showing the lander at an upside-down position. From then on, the lander quickly went off the planned trajectory (as shown by the red line) by quite a bit.

Looks to me a landing control failure of the lander. At no time did lander show itself to have stabilized itself in a vertical position (zero horizontal and vertical speed) for the soft landing.
 
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AssassinsMace

Brigadier
At 2.92km (2:21:20) above the moon surface, the display graphic was showing the lander at an upside-down position. From then on, the lander quickly went off the planned trajectory (as shown by the red line) by quite a bit.

Looks to me a landing control failure of the lander. At no time did lander show itself to have stabilized itself in a vertical position (zero horizontal and vertical speed) for the soft landing.
I noticed that too when the lander was coming in too steep and you can see the guy has a reaction but then there was applause and he thought everything was all right.
 

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Major
What I don't understand is why everyone was clapping when the lander hadn't even landed yet?
Just before the lander breaking maneuver, I was watching the discussion in the chat section. Right then I thought I must have missed the landing because everyone was already congratulating each other.
 

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