Chandrayaan-2: Window of opportunity to relink with lander closing in

Hopes to salvage the lander-rover, part of India’s Chandrayaan-2 mission, are fading with the window of opportunity to restore link with ‘Vikram’ closing in in about a week’s time. Continue Reading

Modi’s presence could have been bad omen for ISRO moon mission: HDK

Former Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy stoked a major controversy yesterday by suggesting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s presence at the ISRO headquarters on 6 September could have proved a ‘bad omen’ as the soft landing of moon lander Vikram failed. Continue Reading

Devotees in TN pray to Moon God to get back Vikram lander’s contact

While all out efforts were being made by ISRO to establish communication with lander ‘Vikram,’ special prayers were offered at a temple dedicated to Moon God ‘Chandra’ near here, seeking divine intervention to regain contact with the probe. Continue Reading

Euphoria grips global scientists ahead of Chandrayaan-2 landing

Top space scientists, including those from NASA, are all over the moon as they await with bated breath for India’s ambitious lunar mission Chandrayaan-2’s historic soft landing on the moon in the early hours of Saturday.
Chandrayaan-2’s landing module ‘Vikram’ will begin its final descent to pull off a historic soft landing on the lunar surface on Saturday. Continue Reading

Modi to watch live Chandrayaan-2’s soft-landing on Moon

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in the city to witness live, Chandrayaan-2’s landing module ‘Vikram’ trying to pull off a historic soft-landing on the lunar surface in the early hours of Saturday. Continue Reading

Chandrayaan-2: Most complex in ISRO’s history, says Madhavan Nair on soft-landing

The proposed soft-landing on the Moon on 7 September by the Chandrayaan-2 mission is by far the most complex in ISRO’s history, says its former Chairman G Madhavan Nair, who is 100 per cent sure of its success. Continue Reading

Chandrayaan 2: ISRO successfully carries out Moon lander separation

ISRO on Monday successfully carried out the separation of lander ‘Vikram’ from Chandrayaan-2 orbiter, the space agency said. Continue Reading

4th orbit raising manoeuvre of Chandrayaan-2 successful: ISRO

India’s Chandrayaan-2 continued its voyage to the Moon with the spacecraft’s orbit around the Earth being raised on Friday for the fourth time since its launch last month and all its parameters are normal, space agency ISRO said. Continue Reading