Life on Mars possible, says school student

At a time when India tried reaching moon’s southern pole as part of Chandrayaan 2 project, Prem Sumanth, a ninth standard student from St Bede’s Academy Senior Secondary School and a resident of Mandaveli won the second place in Voice 2019, a national-level concept based essay writing competition, conducted by Department of Science, Government of India, writing about the possibilities of human settlement in Mars. Continue Reading

ISRO’s Moon landing attempt will help India’s future missions: Ex-NASA astronaut

The lessons learned from India’s ‘bold attempt’ to soft land Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram module on the lunar surface will help the country during its future missions, former NASA astronaut Jerry Linenger said today. Continue Reading

US astronaut Don Thomas interacts with students in Chennai

The US Consulate General in Chennai, in association with EducationUSA and Go4Guru India, organised a virtual lecture by retired NASA astronaut Don Thomas at the American Centre on Thursday. Continue Reading

Chandrayaan-2 success will inspire young minds: CM

He and Deputy Chief Minister O Paneerselvam congratulated the ISRO team behind the mission. In a textbook launch, the towering GSLV-MkIII-M1, carrying Chandrayaan-2 on-board, in its first operational flight, lifted off majestically from the second launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, as the scientists broke into jubilation. Continue Reading

Chandrayaan-2 shows India’s determination to scale new frontiers: PM

“Thanks to Chandrayaan, India’s lunar programme will get a substantial boost. Our existing knowledge of the moon will be significantly enhanced,” he tweeted. On the importance of Chandrayaan-2, Modi said, the mission is unique because it will explore and perform studies on the south pole region of lunar terrain which has not been explored and sampled by “any past mission”. “What would make every Indian overjoyed is the fact that Chandrayaan-2 is a fully indigenous mission.

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Chandrayaan 2 launched successfully on second attempt

India’s second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 with an aim to explore the unchartered Lunar south pole by landing a rover was successfully launched onboard its most powerful rocket GSLV-MkIII-M1 from Sriharikota today at 2.43 pm, a week after the lift-off was aborted due to a technical snag. Continue Reading

Why did ISRO detect fault in last minute?

The question might arise as to why can’t the scientists solve the problem and get the vehicle ready for launch at the earliest. It is not that simple as the rocket should be launched in the optimal launch window for more efficiency and accuracy. It is said ISRO will now have a launch window of a minute every day till 31 July to attempt the launch of its second moon mission. Continue Reading