Chandrayaan 2

Chandrayaan-2 observes Argon-40 in lunar exosphere

Once formed, it diffuses through the inter-granular space in the lunar surface dust and makes its way up to the lunar exosphere through seepage and faults.

published on : 9th March 2022

Chandrayaan-2 makes first Moon-wide observations of Argon-40 noble gas in lunar exosphere, surface

The finding is significant considering manned lunar missions are being planned by countries like the USA through its ambitious mission to set up human bases on the moon.

published on : 8th March 2022

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

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

Chandrayaan-2: ISRO feels 'tilted' Vikram may have compromised experiments on lunar soil

The scientists have also said it is best to now focus on the orbiter which continues to orbit the moon with its eight payloads intact and functioning normally.

published on : 9th September 2019

ISRO, Israel’s SpaceIL may exchange notes on each other's lander ‘crashes’ on moon

The two space agencies plan to put their heads together to find out common factors in the powered descent of both the landers which caused them to lose communication links in the last few moments.

published on : 9th September 2019

From 'all is not lost' to 'a broken dream': Foreign media's mixed reactions to Chandrayaan-2

The New York Times, The Washington Post, BBC and The Guardian, among many other leading foreign media outlets, all carried stories on Chandrayaan-2, India's landmark moon mission.

published on : 7th September 2019

Chandrayaan 2: Mission's 95 per cent objective achieved, says Ex-ISRO chief Madhavan Nair

Chandrayaan-2, a follow-on mission to the Chandrayaan-1 mission undertaken more than a decade ago, comprises an orbiter, lander (Vikram) and rover (Pragyan).

published on : 7th September 2019

Twitterati slam Pakistan users for trolling Chandrayaan-2 mission

Reacting to the trolls, Tweeple slammed Pakistani handles for short-sightedness and unable to understand the significance of this mission for the sub-continent.

published on : 7th September 2019

ISRO has done incredible work: Rahul Gandhi

Congratulations to the team at #ISRO for their incredible work on the Chandrayaan-2 Moon Mission. Your passion and dedication is an inspiration to every Indian. Your work is not in vain, he said.

published on : 7th September 2019

Billion dreams eclipsed as Chandrayaan-2 lander loses signal during final descent

ISRO fails to overcome ‘15 terrifying minutes’; Ground centre loses signal from lander Vikram at 2.1 km from Moon surface; Sivan briefs PM.

published on : 7th September 2019

Chandrayaan 2: PM Modi arrives in Bengaluru to watch moon landing from ISRO centre 

The touchdown of 'Vikram' lander is scheduled between 1.30 am and 2.30 am, followed by the rollout of rover 'Pragyan' between 5.30 am and 6.30 am.

published on : 6th September 2019

Chandrayaan 2: Pragyaan will carry out various tests on lunar surface

The touchdown of 'Vikram' is scheduled between 1.30 am and 2.30 am, followed by the rollout of rover between 5.30 a.m and 6.30 a.m.

published on : 6th September 2019

Mission Chandrayaan-2: Lander Vikram, Orbiter extend good wishes to each other

The Lander Vikram of Chandrayaan 2 is named after Dr Vikram A Sarabhai, the father of the Indian Space Programme.

published on : 6th September 2019

Chandrayaan 2: One step to go before Vikram makes historic landing on moon

Lander Vikram will make a precision landing in the wee hours of Saturday at about 2 am.

published on : 3rd September 2019

From Lucknow to the moon: How Ritu Karidhal took on the Chandrayaan-2 challenge

A doting mother, a loving sister, an ace student - India's rocket woman Ritu Karidhal Srivastava, mission director, Chandrayaan-2, is all this and much more....

published on : 13th July 2019
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