In its latest update on Chandrayaan-2, ISRO said a national-level committee comprising academics and ISRO experts are analysing the cause of communication loss with Vikram Lander ahead of its planned soft landing on the lunar surface.
NASA's Moon orbiter has captured images of the lunar region where Chandrayaan-2 made an attempt to soft land, PTI quoted a media report as saying. According to the report, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft has snapped a series of images during its flyby on September 17 of Vikram's attempted landing sight near the Moon's uncharted south pole, and the US space agency is now analysing and reviewing them.
Latest update on Chandrayaan-2: Chandrayaan-2 orbiter is continuing to perform scheduled science experiments to complete satisfaction, ISRO said in its latest update on Twitter.
India's Moon Mission and Vikram Lander were a part of the Monday conversation between the actor and astronaut Nick Hague.
Has Padma Shri M. Annadurai, former Director of the U.R. Rao Satellite Centre (URSC) and who was involved in India's three inter-planetary missions, a persona non grata at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) wonder serving and retired officials.
Precisely, a time period of just 8 days is left for ISRO to establish communication with Vikram Lander that went silent on September 7 during its final descent on the Chandrayaan-2 moon mission. This one-week window of opportunity for ISRO, the Indian space agency, to restore link with Vikram Lander will close on September 21. Even though hopes are fading with every passing moment, ISRO is pulling all stops to strike a communication with Vikram Lander. American Space Agency NASA too has joined in to help ISRO have this breakthrough of communicating with Chandrayaan-2 Vikram Lander.
Mathura's famous 'Chhappan Bhog' this year was dedicated to the ISRO and its future endeavours to explore the moon, an officer-bearer of the organising committee said on Friday.
The Indian space agency will simulate various scenarios, including what it has not done and what it had assumed, to arrive the probable cause of its moon lander Vikram hitting the lunar surface after veering away from its plotted path and losing communication link with ground stations, a retired senior ISRO official said.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is sending radio signals to Chandrayaan-2 Vikram Lander to help ISRO establish communication. NASA's Deep Space Network has been beaming radio frequency to Vikram Lander.
Janta Dal (Secular) leader and former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy on Thursday irked controversy by making a ridiculous jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Chandrayaan 2 mission failure. Kumaraswamy blamed PM Modi or supposedly bringing “bad luck” for scientists after stepping at the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) centre to watch Chandrayaan-2 mission.
Elaborating, 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.
Even as serious attempts are being made by Indian space agency to establish communication link with its moon lander Vikram that crashed on to the lunar surface, a Senior Advisor in ISRO has explained in simple terms the landers planned operations.
Lander Vikram has so far not responded to communications from ISRO. The Indian Space agency is in race against time to make the contact with Vikram before September 21.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday said officials of the California Institute of Technology (CalTech) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) visited its headquarters and met its Chairman K.Sivan.
India has its hopes alive on the ambitious Chandrayaan-2 moon mission even as ISRO, the Indian space agency, lost communication with the Vikram lander just some distance away from the lunar surface. It couldn't have a soft landing as planned. But nevertheless, the Indian space agency is trying its level best to establish communication with Vikram lander that has a mission life of 14 days.
Science poses surprises - sometimes failures and sometimes successes, according to Nobel laureate Serge Haroche, who said on Wednesday that Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientists will certainly try to fix the problem with India's first moon lander.
The prayers included 'abishekam' (celestial bath), which was performed with several items, including honey and sandalpaste and followed by a community feast (Annadhanam), a temple official said on Tuesday.
Current status of Chandrayaan-2 Vikram Lander: The entire world is on tenterhooks, India is still hoping to re-connect with the Vikram Lander again. Infact, ISRO did have pieces of good news in the past some days. Everybody wants to know the current status of Chandrayaan-2 Vikram Lander, has India been able to re-establish connection with the Vikram Lander, will we ever able to have this Chandrayaan-2 breakthrough, will India be able to realise its moon mission. Well, these questions will be answered with time. Meanwhile, we have some of your questions answered here, according to the Indian space agency.
Chandrayaan-2's lander Vikram had a hard landing on September 7 and an ISRO official told PTI that the lander was "intact and not broken". He also said that "it is in a tilted position. Though the lander hit the Moon's surface hard while landing, it was still very close to the scheduled touchdown site as per the image sent by the orbiter's onboard camera".
Known for his wit and humour, Arshad Warsi shared the hilarious video on his Twitter account. "I had no idea that Pakistan had also launched a rocket", said the actor.
The Indian Space Research Organisation is making every bit of an effort to make contact with the Vikram Lander. Indian dairy brand Amul too is hopeful of the communication and have made a beautiful topical ad on India's moon landing mission.
Mathura's famous 'Chhappan Bhog' this year on September 12 will be dedicated to the Chandrayaan-2 project and ISRO scientists involved in the Moon mission, an officer-bearer of the organising committee said on Monday.
Amidst the Indo-Pak war of words over Kashmir, Pakistan's first female astronaut Namira Salim has congratulated India and ISRO for its Chandrayaan-2 mission, saying the attempt to make a landing on the Moon was itself a "giant leap" for South Asia and as well as for the entire global space industry.
No, Vikram lander has not crashed. India's ambitious moon mission is still alive, and how! While hopes of millions were dashed on September 7 after the Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO, lost contact with the Chandrayaan-2 lander, India can now breathe a sigh of relief. A day after ISRO located Chandrayaan-2's Vikram lander on the lunar surface, the Indian space agency came out with yet another good news. ISRO said the Vikram lander is safe, and it has not crashed.
Early on September 7, Vikram while on its descent to soft-land on the lunar's south polar region apparently lost control and crash-landed on the lunar surface snapping communication links.
Ever since ISRO lost contact with the Vikram lander on Friday night emotions have been overpowering facts. In one such instance, India TV found that a picture of an object looking like a lander on the moon being circulated on the Internet. In our investigation, we found that the object is a lander indeed. However, it is not the Vikram lander that was loaded inside the Chandrayaan-2.