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