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

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

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

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