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”┬áISRO 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