Chennai engineer helps find Vikram Lander debris

Three months after India’s ambitious mission made a hard landing near the uncharted lunar south pole, an engineer from the city, Shanmuga Subramanian (33) also known as ‘Shan’ found the debris of Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram Lander. Continue Reading

ISRO successfully launches CARTOSAT-3, 13 US nano satellites

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) today successfully injected into orbit its earth imaging and mapping satellite CARTOSAT-3 along with 13 commercial nano satellites from the United States.
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Latest Moon flyby finds no trace of Chandrayaan-2 Vikram lander: NASA

NASA has found no evidence of Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram lander in the images captured during a latest flyby of its Moon orbiter of the lunar region where India’s ambitious mission attempted a soft landing, the US space agency said. Continue Reading

Vikram had hard landing, NASA releases high-resolution images

Vikram had a “hard landing”, NASA said today, as it released high-resolution images captured by its reconnaissance orbiter of the Moon’s unchartered south pole where the Chandrayaan 2 lander attempted to soft-land during the ambitious mission three weeks ago. Continue Reading

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