Chandrayaan-2 successfully enters orbit around Moon

Lunar Orbit Insertion (LOI) manoeuvre was completed successfully at 0902 hours as planned, using the onboard propulsion system, the Bengaluru headquartered space agency said in a statement. Continue Reading

Editorial: Over the moon

India has successfully launched its second lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, on board its powerful rocket GSLV-MkIII-M1 from the spaceport in Sriharikota to explore the unchartered south pole of the celestial body by landing a rover. 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

Ahead of Chandrayaan-2, ISRO chairman Sivan worships at Tirumala

Chandrayaan-2 is India’s second ambitious lunar mission after Chandrayaan-1. It will be launched by Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark III. The mission includes a lunar orbiter, lander and rover, all developed by Indian scientists. Continue Reading

Telemetry command network assumes control of RISAT-2B satellite

The gallery set up by ISRO at Sriharikota, allowing the public to view the rocket launch in person, witnessed more than 5,000 visitors Wednesday, the statement said.  Continue Reading

RISAT-2B successfully deployed in orbit by ISRO’s PSLV-C46

In a pre-dawn launch Wednesday, Indian space agency ISRO scripted history by successfully launching earth observation satellite RISAT-2B that would enhance the country’s surveillance capabilities, among others. Continue Reading