PM Modi hugs, consoles an emotional ISRO chief Sivan

After a pep talk to scientists, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday gave a long and tight hug to an emotional ISRO chief K Sivan, who was in tears, unable to come to terms over lander Vikram’s unsuccessful bid to soft-land on the moon. Continue Reading

Chandrayaan-2: Country stands by ISRO, says Congress

The Congress on Saturday said the country “stands by” ISRO after the space agency lost communication with its moon lander, and asserted that its effort was “not in vain” and laid the foundation for future missions. Continue Reading

Chandrayaan-2: There will be a new dawn, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked ISRO scientists not to get disheartened by the hurdles in the moon mission Chandrayaan-2 and asserted that there will be a “new dawn.” Continue Reading

May have lost lander, rover: ISRO official

ISRO may have lost Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram lander and rover Pragyan housed inside it, a senior official of the space agency associated with the unmanned moon mission said here Saturday. Continue Reading

Chandrayaan-2: No need to get dejected, PM tells ISRO scientists

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed solidarity with ISRO scientists after Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram module lost communication with the ground station during the powered descent leading to huge disappointment. Continue Reading

Chandrayaan-2 orbiter healthy in lunar orbit: ISRO

The Chandrayaan-2 orbiter is healthy and safe in the Lunar orbit, an ISRO official said after the Vikram lander lost contact with ground stations minutes before the touchdown on Moon’s surface early today. 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

Attempting to launch Chandrayaan-II rover in Moon’s south pole: ISRO

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is eyeing to create history with India’s second moon mission by launching Chandrayaan-2 rover on Moon’s South Pole for the first time. Continue Reading