Countdown begins for Chandrayaan-2 lift-off

The Indian Space Agency is all set to make history, when its second lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, carrying an Orbiter, Lander (Vikram) and Rover (Pragyan) as payloads, will be launched tomorrow at 2.51 am from the second launch pad from the spaceport of Sriharikota. Continue Reading

IIT Kanpur connect with Chandrayaan 2

As the scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) are preparing for the launch of Chandrayaan-2 – the country’s second mission to the moon – on 15 July, the IIT Kanpur has developed a motion planning and mapping generation software to aid the ambitious lunar mission. Continue Reading

ISRO’s rocket science behind Chandrayaan-2 explained in simple terms

As the moon’s location is continually changing due to orbital motion, the intersection of Chandrayaan-2 and the moon’s path has to be predicted sufficiently in advance with a high level of accuracy. Continue Reading