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

Hordes of spectators left disappointed as moon mission gets cancelled

Hordes of spectators who had gathered in the gallery at Sriharikota premises to witness the historic Chandrayaan-2 were left disappointed when the moon mission was called off just before the lift off. Continue Reading

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

India to land near moon’s south pole on 6 September

Embarking on its second voyage to the moon on July 15, an Indian spacecraft and rover would land near the lunar south pole by September 6 or 7, a top official said on Wednesday. Continue Reading

Mission Shakti: Modi has political will & courage, says former ISRO chairman

Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to nation over television about India’s Mission Shakti has raised a lot of debate by political leaders across the nation, former ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair has come out in support of him. Continue Reading