Vikram had hard landing, NASA releases high-resolution images

Vikram had a “hard landing”, NASA said today, as it released high-resolution images captured by its reconnaissance orbiter of the Moon’s unchartered south pole where the Chandrayaan 2 lander attempted to soft-land during the ambitious mission three weeks ago. Continue Reading

Vikram Lander: Last day tomorrow to establish contact

Things do not seem to be bright for establishing communication with ISRO’s lunar lander Vikram, as the south pole of the moon, where the landing attempt was made, will plunge into darkness for the next 14 days starting tomorrow. 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