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Chandrayaan-2 Spacecraft Completes Over 9,000 Orbits Around Moon: ISRO
Chandrayaan-2 Spacecraft Completes Over 9,000 Orbits Around Moon: ISRO

The two-day workshop, organised by ISRO, is being live-streamed on the space agency's website and Facebook page, for effectively reaching the students, academia and institutes, and to engage the scientific community to analyse Chandrayaan-2 data.

Chandrayaan-2 Completes A Year Of Orbiting The Moon

Chennai: It is one year since India’s second moon spacecraft Chandrayaan-2 was inserted into the lunar orbit, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Thursday. The Indian space agency said Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft/orbiter was launched on July 22, 2019 and inserted into lunar orbit on August 20, 2019. Though the soft-landing attempt of the lander […]

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ISRO Checking Claim Of Chandrayaan-2's Rover Rolling On Lunar Surface

Chennai: Space enthusiast Shanmuga Subramanian, who found the debris of India’s moonlander Vikram, said on Saturday that Chandrayaan-2’s rover Pragyan seems to be intact on the moon’s surface and had rolled out a few metres from the lander. In a series of tweets along with the pictures of the moon surface, Subramanian said: “Chandrayaan-2’s Pragyan […]

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ISRO To Launch Chandrayaan-3 In 2020

New Delhi: India will launch Chandrayaan-3 in 2020, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Tuesday, asserting that the mission cost will be less than Chandrayaan-2. Singh, who is the Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, said it is wrong to term Chandrayaan-2 as a disappointment since it was India’s maiden attempt to land […]

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Chennai Space Enthusiast Finds Vikram Debris On Moon: NASA

New York: A space enthusiast from Chennai who worked independently, found debris from the Vikram moon lander that scientists had been looking for and helped guide them to the spot where it had crashed. Shanmuga Subramanian, who made the discovery, told IANS on Tuesday: “It was something challenging as even NASA can’t find out so […]

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NASA Finds Vikram Moon Lander's Debris

New York: NASA has found the crash site and debris of India’s Chandrayaan-2 Vikram moon lander following a tip from an Indian space enthusiast who examined pictures of the area of the moon taken by a US orbiting camera. The site was located by Shanmuga Subramanian, who on his own scoured the pictures taken by […]

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Chandrayaan-2's Scientific Objectives Fully Accomplished: Govt

New Delhi: The scientific objectives of Chandrayaan-2 were fully accomplished, which include moon surface mapping, and topographical studies, Minister of State for Department of Space Jitendra Singh said on Thursday, asserting that “despite setbacks in landing, we must remember that Chandrayaan had quite a successful journey up till now”. “Technologically, the launch was successful,” the […]

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India May Again Attempt Soft Landing On Moon Next November

Bengaluru: After an unsuccessful bid two months ago, India may attempt another soft landing on the Moon by next year-end, probably in November, sources in ISRO said on Thursday. The Indian Space Research Organisation had constituted a high-level committee, headed by S Somanath, Director of Thiruvanathapuram-based Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, the lead centre responsible for […]

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Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter Payload Detects Argon-40 In Lunar Exosphere

Chennai: The Chandra’s Atmospheric Composition Explorer-2 (CHACE-2) payload aboard the Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter has detected Argon-40, said Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). According to ISRO, the Orbiter that is orbiting the moon has detected Argon-40 from an altitude of about 100 km. #ISROThe CHACE-2 payload aboard the #Chandrayaan2 orbiter has detected Argon-40 from an altitude of […]

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Latest Moon Flyby Finds No Trace Of India's Chandrayaan-2 Vikram Lander: NASA

Washington: NASA has found no evidence of Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram lander in the images captured during a latest flyby of its Moon orbiter of the lunar region where India’s ambitious mission attempted a soft landing, the US space agency said. On September 7, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) attempted a soft landing of Vikram on the […]

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ISRO needs to find Vikram's fate on moon: US expert

Bengaluru: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has to find the fate of its Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram on the moon and if “it would be able to talk again”, a US space expert said on Friday. “It is for the ISRO scientists to find out if Vikram will be able to talk to them or […]

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Chandrayaan 2: NASA releases high-resolution images of Vikram's landing site

Washington: NASA on Friday released high-resolution images captured by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) during its flyby of the lunar region where India’s ambitious Chandrayaan 2 mission attempted a soft landing near the Moon’s uncharted south pole, and found Vikram had a hard landing. The Vikram lander module attempted a soft landing on a […]

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Working On Plans For Future Moon Mission: ISRO Chief

Ahmedabad: ISRO Chairman K Sivan on Thursday said a plan is being worked out for moon mission in future, after Vikram lander of Chandrayaan-2 had a hard landing. He said the orbiter of Chandrayaan-2 is doing “very well” and all the payload operations have commenced. Asked if the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has a […]

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'Moon Lander's High Speed Didn't Give It A Chance'

Chicago: The Vikram moon lander likely crashed at about 184 miles per hour (mph), a speed at which nothing of value could have survived, a highly respected Indian American mechanical engineer, specialising in such critical failures has calculated. Dr. Bharat Thakkar, 77, a veteran of quality control and reliability of systems, who has taught at […]

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Chandrayaan-2 98% Successful, Next Is Gaganyaan: ISRO Chief K Sivan

Bhubaneswar: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K Sivan on Friday expressed that the moon mission Chandrayaan-2 achieved 98 per cent of its objectives. Speaking to mediapersons at the Bhubaneswar airport, Sivan was happy to share that the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter is doing very well. He also said that the National level committee consisting of academicians […]

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As Lunar Night Falls, Hopes Of Waking Up Chandrayaan-2's Lander Is All But Over

Bengaluru: Hopes of re-establishing contact with India’s moon mission Chandrayaan-2’s lander seems to be all but over with its 14-day mission life set to end and the Lunar night falling early Saturday. Lander Vikram, with rover Pragyan housed inside it, lost communication with the ground station on September 7 during its final descent, just 2. […]

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NASA Captures Images Of Chandrayaan-2's Moon Landing Site

Houston: As the deadline to re-establish communication with Chandrayaan 2’s Vikram lander nears, NASA’s Moon orbiter has captured images of the lunar region where the Indian mission made an unsuccessful attempt to soft land, according to a media report that quoted a project scientist of the US space agency. NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft […]

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Search For Vikram On: NASA Scientists Analyse Lunar Images From Orbiter

New York: Scientists are analysing the images taken under harsh light conditions by the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) Camera of the area where the Vikram moon lander is likely to have touched down on the moon and it may be a while before they can locate it, project experts told IANS. LRO project scientist […]

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Mathura's Famous 'Chhappan Bhog' Dedicated To ISRO, India's Moon Mission

Mathura: 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. Over a lakh pilgrims were present on the occasion on Thursday, including ISRO scientist K Siddharth and his family, said Murari Agrawal, the founder-president of Sri […]

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ISRO To Simulate Varied Scenarios To Find Why Vikram Failed

Chennai: 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. Early […]

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NASA Joins ISRO To Track Vikram 'Calling Home'

Chennai: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is continuing its attempt to reach out to India’s moon lander sending communication signals with its Deep Space Network (DSN), said officials. It is also reported the American space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is sending radio signals to Vikram. “Attempts are […]

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ISRO Will Fix Moon Lander Problem: Nobel Laureate Haroche

Mohali (Punjab): 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. “I don’t know what happened with this (moon lander Vikram) but they will certainly try […]

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ISRO Racing Against Time To Salvage Lander-Rover Part Of Chandrayaan-2 Mission

Bengaluru: ISRO is racing against time to spring ‘Vikram’ back to life and salvage the lander-rover part of the Chandrayaan-2 mission. The lander Vikram, with rover ‘Pragyan’ tucked inside it, lost communication with the ground-stations during its final descent, just 2.1 kms above the lunar surface, minutes before the planned soft-landing in the early hours […]

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Nagpur Police's Chandrayan Tweets Tickle Twiterati

Nagpur (Maharashtra): The Nagpur City Police’s official Twitter handle @NagpurPolice on Monday won hearts for its simple but amusing tweets on the latest Chandrayan-2 mission by India. In a tweet today, @NagpurPolice said: “Dear Vikram, Please respond… We are not going to challan you for breaking the signals!” Dear Vikram, Please respond ??.We are not […]

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'Vikram' Lander Tilts After Hard Hit, But Unbroken: ISRO

Bengaluru: The ‘Vikram’ lander lies on the lunar surface as a single piece, unbroken and it is in a tilted position following a hard landing while efforts to re-establish link with the probe were on, an ISRO official said on Monday. Vikram, which encases rover ‘Pragyan’ went out of contact during its final descent, when […]