Editorial: Lost & found

A little more than 24 hours after facing a minor setback in its Chandrayaan-2 mission, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Sunday announced that it has found the location of Vikram Lander on moon surface. Continue Reading

Performance on Chandrayaan-2 orbiter front makes ISRO salvage pride

Flawless and precise launch and efficient management of the Chandrayaan-2 mission – till the lander ‘Vikram’ lost communication with ground-stations – has paid rich dividends to the ISRO on the orbiter front. The 2,379 kg orbiter whose mission life was designed to be one year would now be able function for almost seven years. Continue Reading

Chandrayaan-2: ISRO continues efforts to restore link with lander

ISRO is continuing its efforts to restore a link with Chandrayaan 2’s lander ‘Vikram’, but experts say time is running out and the possibility of re-establishing communication looks “less and less probable.” 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

Chandrayaan-2’s 95 per cent objective achieved: Former ISRO chief

Former ISRO Chairman G Madhavan Nair said today the Chandrayaan-2 has achieved 95 per cent of its mission objectives, the lander’s unsuccessful bid to touch-down on the Lunar surface notwithstanding. Continue Reading

Chandrayaan-2: Vikram module set for final descent 7 Sept

Chandrayaan-2’s landing module ‘Vikram’ will begin its final descent to pull off a historic soft landing on the lunar surface in the early hours of Saturday, as the Indian Space Research Organisation awaits with bated breath for the ‘terrifying moment.’ Continue Reading

Chandrayaan 2: ISRO performs 2nd lunar-bound orbit manoeuvre

ISRO on Wednesday said it has performed the second lunar-bound orbit maneuver for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft that is currently in the lunar orbit for its rendezvous with the Moon. All spacecraft parameters are normal, the Bengaluru headquartered space agency said after the maneuver. Continue Reading

Modi speaks tough on Kashmir issue in Mann ki Baat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today that those trying to spread hate and obstruct development works in Kashmir will never succeed as he cited a recent government exercise to assert that power of development is stronger than the might of bullets and bombs. Continue Reading

Last minute suspense, tension over Chandrayaan-2 launch

The Rs 978-crore mission, which has been rescheduled for today after scientists corrected the glitch in the rocket (the most powerful GSLV-Mk0III-M1), was set to be launched at 2.43 pm from the second launchpad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota near Chennai. Continue Reading

Chandrayaan-2 to be launched tomorrow, all rehearsals completed

The Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) deferred second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 will happen tomorrow. The GSLV-Mk-III, carrying the 3,850 kg Chandrayaan-2 would lift off from Second Launch Pad at 14.43 hrs tomorrow from SHAR Range, Sriharikota. Continue Reading