K Sivan

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

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

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

Vikram lander hit lunar surface, did not soft-land on Moon, says ISRO chief

Sivan did not mention where exactly the Vikram lander was located, but an ISRO scientist said it 'was just a few meters away from the intended landing site'. 

published on : 8th September 2019

The tears are temporary, our Sivan will bounce back, says ISRO chief's uncle

"Known for his hard work, honesty, straightforwardness and self-confidence, he will take this as a challenge rather than a failure," said A Shanmugavel, 80.

published on : 7th September 2019

Mission Chandrayaan-2: Did rover Vikram lose control and crash land on to Moon after tumble?

ISRO officials strongly fell that India's first moon lander Vikram crash on to the lunar surface resulting in the sudden snapping of the communication link.

published on : 7th September 2019

'We will succeed, no one can stop us', says PM Modi after India falls 2.1 km short of moon

PM Narendra Modi's address comes after ISRO lost communication with 'Vikram' lander of Chandrayaan 2 moments before it was preparing to make a soft-landing on the south pole region of the Moon.

published on : 7th September 2019

Timeline of India's second unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan -2

First set of pictures of Moon taken by Chandrayaan-2's LI4 Camera from an altitude of about 2,650 km from the lunar surface released by ISRO on August 22.

published on : 7th September 2019

PM Modi to address nation from ISRO Control Centre at 8 AM

The Prime Minister will address the nation at around 8 am, according to ISRO.

published on : 7th September 2019

I am with you, be courageous, Modi to ISRO scientists

Trying to uplift the mood and boost the anxious scientists' morale, Modi, with a smile, said: "From my side I congratulate all of you."

published on : 7th September 2019

ISRO's plan to soft-land on Moon fails to go as per script

When the top ISRO scientists including its chief Sivan looked glum soon after the subsequent fine braking phase commenced, it was the first indication that all was not well.

published on : 7th September 2019

Everything going according to plan, ISRO chief on proposed soft landing of 'Vikram' module

The touch-down of 'Vikram' lander is scheduled between 1.30 am and 2.30 am on Saturday, followed by the rollout of rover 'Pragyan' between 5.30 a.m and 6.30 a.m.

published on : 6th September 2019

Chandrayaan 2: ISRO gears up for 'most terrifying' 15 minutes

From now and until touchdown, ISRO Chairman K Sivan had said, that scientists will check parameters of the lander to ensure the system is perfect.

published on : 6th September 2019

ISRO chief Sivan defends space programme, says India is not poor

The scientist said today every moment of our life was one way or other connected with space technology.

published on : 27th August 2019
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