Chandrayaan 2

Chandrayaan-2 is 98% successful; Gaganyaan next priority, another moon mission by 2020: ISRO chief

K Sivan said that while they were trying to establish contact with 'Vikram', the orbiter's life had increased to 7.5 years due to the optimal mission operation though its designed life was one year.

published on : 21st September 2019

Chandrayaan-2 mission has achieved 98 per cent objectives: ISRO chief K Sivan

Sivan said that ISRO is focusing on another moon mission by 2020 for which discussion is on without nothing being finalised.

published on : 21st September 2019

Chandrayaan-2: As Lunar night falls, hopes of waking up Vikram lander is all but over

Lander Vikram, with rover Pragyan, housed inside it, lost communication with the ground station on September 7 during its final descent, just 2.1 kms above the lunar surface.

published on : 21st September 2019

'Vikram lander should have been a single-engine design instead of carrying five'

A single-engine would have obviated the complexities of managing the four throttleable engines working in union, a former ISRO official said.

published on : 20th September 2019

Chandrayaan 2: Hope fades for lander Vikram as NASA images draw blank

These images were taken on September 17 when the LRO passed over the site near the moon’s south pole at an altitude of 50 km.

published on : 20th September 2019

Chandrayaan-2 mission: NASA captures images of Vikram's landing site

LRO project scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Noah Petro, said on Wednesday that they were analysing the images taken on Tuesday but the current illumination conditions are 'harsh'.

published on : 19th September 2019

‘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

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-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
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