Chandrayaan

‘Thank you’, says ISRO to all who stood by mission

While there have been suppositions that the lander would have captured essential data, there is no way to ascertain this unless contact is made.  

published on : 19th September 2019

Chandrayaan-2: Hard landing of Vikram to help orbiter look for water on Moon, says ISRO

The lander, in its ‘last moment’ of impacting the lunar surface on September 7 has helped expose subsurface material to the scrutiny of a powerful payload onboard Chandrayaan-2 orbiter.

published on : 18th September 2019

Brad Pitt asks NASA astronaut about Chandrayaan 2

Brad Pitt was at NASA's Washington headquarters and he called the International Space Station to converse with astronaut Nick Hague.

published on : 17th September 2019

Will NASA’s lunar probe be able to throw light on Vikram lander?

The 14 Earth days-window or one lunar day, which is the mission life of the lander, ends on September 20-21 by when total darkness sets in.  

published on : 17th September 2019

ISRO features Chandrayaan-2 as part of celebrations

As ISRO celebrates its 50th year since establishment, the float also features their achievements.

published on : 17th September 2019

Giant leap for space science

The nation waited with bated breath as Chandrayaan-II entered the moon’s orbit. For a couple of days everything else was pushed off centrestage.

published on : 15th September 2019

ISRO not to call it a day yet on Vikram lander

However, it remains to be seen how the systems on the lander survive through the lunar night which see temperatures dip to as low as -150 degrees Celsius.

published on : 15th September 2019

Chandrayaan, Mars mission man Annadurai persona non grata at ISRO?

It is learnt that the heads of various ISRO centres would send a formal invitation to invitees chosen by the space agency's headquarters.

published on : 14th September 2019

Chandrayaan-2 an achievement despite Vikram snag: Rakesh Sharma

Terming Chandrayaan-2 a “wonderful mission”, Sharma felt that despite the issues with the Vikram lander, the country can be proud of its achievement through Chandrayaan-2. 

published on : 14th September 2019

Chandrayaan-2: Hopes fading as window of opportunity to relink with lander 'Vikram' closing in

Lander Vikram, with rover Pragyan, housed inside it, lost communication with ground-station early on September seven during its final descent, just 2.1 kms above the lunar surface.

published on : 13th September 2019

Kalam's dream and other inside stories from India's moon mission with Dr M Annadurai

In a conversation with Express, Dr Mylswamy Annadurai tells us the inside story about the origins of India's ambitious project to land on the moon.

published on : 13th September 2019

Modi's presence at ISRO could have proved 'bad omen' for Vikram lander: Kumaraswamy

The former Karnataka CM went on to add that Modi came to Bengaluru on September 6 night to send across a message to the people of the country that he was behind the launch of Chandrayaan.

published on : 12th September 2019

Chandrayaan-2's orbiter capable of achieving 'better results': Former ISRO Chief Kiran Kumar

Kumar said that the orbiter this time is equipped with critical instruments aimed at providing excellent results in comparison to Chandrayaan-1, launched more than a decade ago.

published on : 12th September 2019

Chandrayaan-2: Vikram lander went incommunicado 335 metres above lunar surface, not 2.1 km

So far, the national space agency has been tight-lipped about what caused the last-minute glitch which denied India the credit of becoming the fourth nation to soft-land on the moon's surface.

published on : 12th September 2019

Pakistani actress Veena Malik mocks India's Chandrayaan-2 mission

Veena Malik took a dig at India in a series of tweets on September 7, the day the communication between India's moon lander Vikram and the orbiter got snapped.

published on : 11th September 2019
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