Moon mission

Chandrayaan-2: NASA confirms Vikram's hard landing, releases images of Moon's south pole

The Vikram lander module attempted a soft landing on a small patch of lunar highland smooth plains between Simpelius N and Manzinus C craters before losing communication with ISRO.

published on : 27th September 2019

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: 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

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

Vikram landing on Moon: Kolkata space researchers say there is still hope

Space researcher Debi Prasad Duari told reporters it is good news that 'Vikram' has been located and everyone is keenly waiting for detailed information.

published on : 9th September 2019

Pakistan's first astronaut Namira Salim congratulates ISRO on Chandrayaan-2

The Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission is indeed a giant leap for South Asia which not only makes the region but the entire global space industry proud, she opinioned.

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

Chandrayaan-2 setback will have no impact on future missions, says ISRO official

P G Diwakar, however, declined to comment on the reasons behind the glitches faced during the landing of Chandrayaan-2.

published on : 7th September 2019

'Lunar mission mostly successful': Chandrayaan-themed Ganeshas in Mumbai continue to inspire devotees

It is sad that ISRO has lost contact with the lander. But, that doesn't dampen our spirit as the error would be rectified next time, say the devotees thronging to the pandals.

published on : 7th September 2019

The best is yet to come: Sports fraternity hails ISRO

In the last stage snag, communications between India's moon lander Vikram and the orbiter was snapped as the former was only 2.1 km away.

published on : 7th September 2019

40 per cent lunar missions in last 60 years failed: NASA fact sheet

This year, Israel, too, launched its lunar mission Beresheet in February 2018 but it crash-landed in April.

published on : 7th September 2019

Chandrayaan 2 UPDATES: Communication with Vikram lander lost, says ISRO

Expressing solidarity with the scientific community, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said "India is proud of our scientists", and asked them to be "courageous."

published on : 7th September 2019

Chandrayaan 2: Here's how the soil of TN villages helped India go for the moon

A hefty supply of the anorthosite soil from Sittampoondi and Kunnamalai villages not only ensured the mission's success but also ended India's dependency on the USA for the same. 

published on : 6th September 2019

ISRO releases first Moon image captured by Chandrayaan-2

The picture was taken at a height of about 2,650 km from the Moon surface on August 21, 2019.  

published on : 22nd August 2019

Chandrayaan-2 just one step away from being moon-bound

According to ISRO, on Friday’s orbit-raising operations the onboard thrusters were fired for 10 minutes and 46 seconds at 3.27 pm for the spacecraft to achieve its latest orbit. 

published on : 2nd August 2019
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