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

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

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

Explained: Why ISRO lost contact with Vikram lander

Even as ISRO is trying its best to establish contact with Vikram Lander, Chandrayaan-1 Director Mylswamy Annadurai has said the obstacles on the lunar surface may have been stopping the lander from receiving signals. 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

Chandrayaan-2: Vikram silent, but sound victory for India

India’s attempt to create history by becoming the first nation to land close to the south pole of the Moon faced a minor setback today, after Chandrayaan-2’s lander ‘Vikram’ lost communication with the ground stations just ahead of the soft landing. 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

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

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