• Chandrayaan-2: First illuminated image of lunar surface

    Chandrayaan-2: Here's the first illuminated image of lunar surface

    October 17, 2019 23:49 IST

    Chandrayaan-2's IIRS payload has acquired the first illuminated image of the lunar surface, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Thursday. IIRS is designed to measure reflected sunlight from the lunar surface in narrow and continguous spectral channels.

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    Will NASA be able to locate Vikram lander this time?

    October 15, 2019 14:44 IST

    The US space agency had earlier said its LRO had passed over the landing site of Vikram on September 17 and acquired a set of high-resolution images of the area.

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    Chandrayaan-2 takes breathtaking pictures of moon. Take a look

    October 05, 2019 15:43 IST

    According to the ISRO, the pictures taken by the Orbiter from a height of 100 km from the moon surface are part of the Boguslawsky E Crater -- measuring about 14 km in diameter and 3 km depth -- and surroundings which lie in the Southern Polar region of the moon.

  • Chandrayaan 2’s Orbiter payload detects charged particles

    Chandrayaan 2’s Orbiter payload detects charged particles on Moon

    October 04, 2019 10:35 IST

    CLASS, a payload aboard India's second Moon mission Chandrayaan2’s Orbiter payload, in its first few days of observation, detected charged particles, and its intensity variations, the Indian Space Research Organisation said on Thursday.

  • ISRO Chief K Sivan

    No, ISRO has not given up efforts to contact Vikram Lander

    October 01, 2019 15:49 IST

    ​The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is continuing to spring Chandrayaan-2's Vikram Lander to life. ISRO has not given up efforts even after three weeks after Vikram's hard-landing on the lunar surface.

  • Chandrayaan 2: High-resolution images released by NASA

    Vikram had 'hard landing' on Moon, NASA releases photos

    September 27, 2019 9:42 IST

    Vikram was scheduled to touch down on September 7. This event was India's first attempt at a soft landing on the Moon.

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    Chandrayaan 2 a learning experience: NASA engineer

    September 26, 2019 13:31 IST

    Anne Devereaux, working at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) of NASA, is the lead flight system engineer for the US space agency's Mars 2020 mission.

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    No sign of Vikram lander as NASA’s LRO fails to capture landing site

    September 25, 2019 9:58 IST

    The sun has set on the Vikram landing site, located near the lunar south pole, and the lander was not designed to survive the frigid, dark lunar night.

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    Should ISRO rejig its priorities, experts differ

    September 24, 2019 16:56 IST

    Should the Indian space agency rearrange its priorities was the question posed.

  • K Sivan, chairman of ISRO

    ISRO to send Indian astronaut in its own rocket by 2021: Sivan

    September 22, 2019 11:14 IST

    While addressing the eighth convocation of IIT, Bhubaneswar, K Sivan said that the plan to make a soft landing on the lunar surface by Chandrayaan-2's 'Vikram' module did not go as per script but it will not have any bearing with on ISRO's Gaganyaan mission.

  • 'Expecting Vikram to function after free fall is similar to

    Expecting Vikram Lander to function after free fall is hopeless

    September 21, 2019 16:26 IST

    Dr. Thakkar said since it involves a large sum of public money, ISRO and those involved must ask difficult questions of themselves beyond just sentimentalism.

  • Chandrayaan-2 mission has achieved 98 per cent objectives:

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

    September 21, 2019 15:38 IST

    Sivan also said Chandrayaan-2 orbiter is doing well and performing scheduled science experiments.

  • Vikram Lander: Bitter goodbye or see you soon?

    Vikram Lander: Bitter goodbye or see you soon?

    September 21, 2019 13:52 IST

    The lander was designed to work on the surface of the moon during relative daylight. It was designed for a soft landing but had made a hard landing. To top it all, it had an operational life of 14 earth days, which ended Saturday morning.

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    Stay well, Vikram

    September 20, 2019 14:46 IST

    The clock is ticking. Time is running. Chances are slim. We may never be able to strike communication with Vikram Lander if not today. Even if Vikram managed survival during its September 7 lunar descent while losing contact with the earth, Vikram Lander's instruments will be frozen out of operation during the cold lunar night of September 21.

  • Chandrayaan-2 update: National-level committee, ISRO

    Chandrayaan-2: What is ISRO saying on communication loss with Vikram

    September 19, 2019 20:01 IST

    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.

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    NASA captures images of Chandrayaan-2 Moon landing site

    September 19, 2019 20:04 IST

    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.

  • Chandrayaan-2 orbiter continues to perform scheduled

    Chandrayaan-2 orbiter performing scheduled science experiments: ISRO

    September 19, 2019 18:37 IST

    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.

  • The call, which was broadcast on NASA TV, was part of

    Brad Pitt asks Nasa astronaut if he spotted India's Vikram lander

    Trending | September 17, 2019 16:57 IST

    India's Moon Mission and Vikram Lander were a part of the Monday conversation between the actor and astronaut Nick Hague.

  • Chandrayaan, Mars mission man Annadurai a persona non grata

    Chandrayaan, Mars mission man Annadurai a persona non grata at ISRO?

    India | September 14, 2019 14:12 IST

    ​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.  

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    Just one week left for ISRO to establish contact with Vikram Lander

    September 13, 2019 19:41 IST

    ​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.

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