Chennai engineer helps find Vikram Lander debris

Three months after India’s ambitious mission made a hard landing near the uncharted lunar south pole, an engineer from the city, Shanmuga Subramanian (33) also known as ‘Shan’ found the debris of Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram Lander. Continue Reading

NASA finds debris of Chandrayaan 2’s Vikram lander on Moon

NASA’s Moon-orbiting spacecraft has found the debris of Chandrayaan 2’s lander Vikram on the surface of the Moon, the US space agency confirmed on Tuesday, nearly three months after India’s ambitious mission made a hard landing near the uncharted lunar south pole. Continue Reading

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

ISRO thanks all Indians for support after it lost contact with Moon lander

ISRO on Tuesday thanked Indians in the country and abroad for the support it received after the space agency lost contact with the lander of the country’s second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2, minutes before touchdown on the lunar surface on 7 September Continue Reading

Modi’s presence could have been bad omen for ISRO moon mission: HDK

Former Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy stoked a major controversy yesterday by suggesting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s presence at the ISRO headquarters on 6 September could have proved a ‘bad omen’ as the soft landing of moon lander Vikram failed. Continue Reading

Editorial: Lost & found

A little more than 24 hours after facing a minor setback in its Chandrayaan-2 mission, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Sunday announced that it has found the location of Vikram Lander on moon surface. Continue Reading

Chandrayaan-2’s second de-orbiting maneuver executed: ISRO

The second de-orbiting maneuver of Chandrayaan -2 spacecraft was successfully carried out early today, the Indian Space Research Organisation said, inching towards achieving a historic soft-landing on the lunar surface. Continue Reading

First de-orbiting manoeuver of Chandrayaan-2 successful

A day after Lander Vikram got separated from Orbiter, the first de-orbiting manoeuver for Chandrayaan-2 was performed successfully today as the spacecraft inched closer for a soft landing on an hitherto unexplored frontier, the Moon’s South Polar region on 7 September. Continue Reading