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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 […]

'Reducing Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter's Orbit May Be Dangerous'

Chennai: Reducing the orbit of Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter to pick up any weak signals or to take a closer look the moon lander Vikram that had crash-landed on the lunar surface is a dangerous move, contend space scientists. According to sources, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is looking at reducing Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter’s orbit from 100 […]

ISRO, Not Losing Hope, Continues To Make All-Out Efforts To Restore Link With Lander 'Vikram'

Bengaluru: Not losing hope, the Indian Space Research Organisation continued to make all-out efforts to establish link with Chandrayaan-2’s ‘Vikram’ lander, now lying on the lunar surface after a hard-landing. Vikram, with rover ‘Pragyan’ housed inside it, hit the lunar surface after communication with the ground-stations was lost during its final descent, just 2.1 km […]

Pakistan Astronaut Congratulates ISRO on Chandrayaan-2

Karachi: Namira Salim, Pakistan’s first female astronaut, has congratulated the Indian Space and Research Organisation (ISRO) on the Chandrayaan-2 mission and its historic attempt to make a landing on the Moon. In a statement to the Karachi-based digital science magazine, Scientia, Salim said: “I congratulate India and ISRO on its historical attempt to make a […]

Odisha Resident Shortlisted For ISRO's Gaganyaan Project

Bolangir: In what could be considered as a matter of pride and honour for Odisha, a Bolangir resident working with Indian Air Force has been shortlisted for the much awaited Gaganyaan project of ISRO. As per reports, Wing Commander Nikhil Rath, has been included in the preliminary list of astronauts to undertake training for ISRO’s […]

ISRO Scientist Sarat Dash Speaks On What Possibly Went Wrong With Lander Vikram

Bengaluru: After losing contact with Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram during its descend on Moon’s surface on Saturday, head of component quality assurance division of ISRO, Sarat Dash, has shed some light on what could be the possible reason behind the malfunctioning. Dash, who hails from Odisha, said that the thrusters (engines) could have malfunctioned severely affecting […]

NASA Lauds India's Chandrayaan-2 Mission, Ready To Jointly Explore Solar System With ISRO

Washington: NASA has lauded Chandrayaan-2, saying India’s moon mission has “inspired” the US space agency which is keen to jointly explore the solar system with ISRO, a day after the lunar expedition suffered a snag while attempting a historic landing on the uncharted South Pole of the Moon. The Indian Space Research Organistion’s (ISRO) plan […]

90-95% of mission objectives achieved: ISRO

Chennai: The Rs 978 crore Chandrayaan-2 — Indias first moon landing mission — has accomplished 90-95 per cent of the mission objectives even though the lander Vikram cannot be reached and its status is not known, said Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). In a statement, ISRO said: “The success criteria was defined for each and […]

Half of lunar missions involving landing failed in last six decades: NASA fact sheet

New Delhi: Only half of the lunar missions involving landing on moon surface have succeeded in the last six decades, according to NASA. There have been a total of 109 lunar missions from 1958, out of which 61 were successful, says the US space agency’s ‘Moon Fact Sheet’. As many as 46 missions involved landing […]

Did Vikram lose control and crash land on to Moon after tumble?

Chennai: Did India’s first moon lander Vikram crash on to the lunar surface resulting in the sudden snapping of the communication link with the Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter? The officials of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) agree to the possibility of such an event as the lander had tumbled and regained its posture minutes before it was […]

Chief Ministers hail ISRO for its efforts

New Delhi: Chief Ministers from all across the nation on Saturday hailed the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) stride towards the Moon. Their reactions came after communication between India’s moon lander Vikram and the orbiter got snapped in a last minute snag with the former just 2.1 km away from its designated landing spot on […]

Op-Ed: We Will Rise Again And Touch The Moon

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The last minute glitch in India’s moon mission broke the hearts of ISRO scientists. It was also a heart breaking moment for the rest of the country with lakhs of people glued to their TV sets to hear the news of lander Vikram’s touchdown on the surface of the moon. But as […]

Twitterati Slam Pak Users For Trolling Chandrayaan-2 Mission

New Delhi: Twitterati on Saturday came hard on trolls coming from Pakistan after communication with the Vikram lander was lost while it was descending to the moon’s South Pole. Announcing loss of the communication link, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan said that the performance of the lander was as per the plan […]

ISRO Chief Breaks Down, Modi Hugs, Consoles Him

Bengaluru: Years of hard work literally came to naught for ISRO on Saturday after it lost communication with Moon lander Vikram, and no amount of words could put it right for the scientists at ISTRAC here. Despite a motivational speech by none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had rushed in to watch the […]

Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter Healthy In Lunar Orbit: ISRO Official

Bengaluru: The Chandrayaan-2 orbiter is healthy and safe in the Lunar orbit, an ISRO official said after the Vikram lander lost contact with ground stations minutes before the touchdown on Moon’s surface early on Saturday. “The orbiter is healthy, intact, functioning normally and safely in the Lunar orbit,” the official told PTI. The mission life […]

PM Modi Cheers Students At Space Centre Amid Gloom

Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with about 70 students from across the country at the space centre here and cheered them to do well in life amid gloom over loss of contact with lunar lander Vikram while descending towards the moon on early Saturday. “Modi asked the boys and girls from schools and colleges […]

Exemplary Commitment, Courage By ISRO, Says President

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday said the ISRO team has exhibited “exemplary commitment and courage” on the Chandrayaan-2 moon mission. “The country is proud of ISRO. We all hope for the best,” the President tweeted as the Vikram lander lost communication minutes before it was scheduled to make a touchdown on the […]

I Am With You, Be Courageous: Modi To ISRO Scientists

Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday told ISRO scientists not to lose confidence after communication with the Vikram lander was lost while it was descending to the moon’s South Pole. Interacting with the gloomy-faced scientists at the control room of the ISTRAC, the Prime Minister said: “Whatever you have done till now is no […]

Communication Link Lost With Moon Lander Vikram: ISRO

Bengaluru: In a last stage snag, the communication link between India’s moon lander Vikram and the moon orbiter got snapped as the former was descending towards the moon’s South Pole early on Saturday, throwing suspense over the fate of Rs 978 crore Chandrayaan-2 mission. Announcing the snapping of communication link, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) […]

Vikram, Orbiter extend good wishes to each other

New Delhi: Ahead of the landing Chandrayaan 2 near the moon’s south pole at 1:43 a.m. on Saturday, the Indian space agency has posted a message on Twitter featuring the spacecraft Lunar Orbiter extending good wishes to the Lander Vikram. Chandrayaan 2, which was launched on July 22, will attempt a lunar surface touchdown on […]

IAF completes first level of astronaut selection for Gaganyaan

Bengaluru: The first level of selection of Indian astronauts for Mission Gaganyaan has been completed at the Institute of Aerospace Medicine here, the Indian Air Force (IAF) said on Friday. Gaganyaan is India’s maiden human spaceflight programme. The selected pilots had to pass through extensive physical exercise tests, lab investigations, clinical tests, radiological tests and […]

PM to watch Chandrayaan-2 final descent with students at ISRO

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be at the ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru on Saturday to watch the final descent of Chandrayaan-2 on the Moon’s surface. Officials said Modi will witness the final descent of Chandrayaan-2 on the lunar south pole from Satellite Control Centre (SCC), ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC). He […]

Chandrayaan-2 will help set up permanent presence of man on Moon: former NASA astronaut

New Delhi: India’s lunar mission will not only boost its science and technology but also help all space-faring nations to eventually set up man’s permanent presence on the Moon, says former NASA astronaut Jerry Linenger as the countdown for the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft to land on the celestial body nears its end. Indian Space Research Organisation’s […]

India's Moon Lander Vikram All Set To Land On The Moon

Chennai: India’s first moon lander Vikram is all set to land on the moon on September 7 with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) completing the second and final de-orbital operations successfully on Wednesday. According to the Indian space agency ISRO, Vikaram’s second de-orbital operations began at 3.42 a.m. using the on-board propulsion system and was […]

Watch Chandrayaan-2 landing on Nat Geo with NASA astronaut

New Delhi: National Geographic on Tuesday announced that it is all set to take its viewers on a once in a lifetime expedition to witness a historic event in the country’s space endeavours, the Chandrayaan-2 landing on September 6 at 1.30 a.m.-2.30 a.m. The TV channel is bringing in NASA astronaut Jerry Linenger in an […]