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ISRO completes de-oribital operation of moon lander Vikram

Bengaluru: The orbit of Chandrayaan-2’s landing module ‘Vikram’ was successfully lowered for the first time on Tuesday and one final manoeuvre remained for India to pull off a historic soft-landing on the moon in the early hours of Saturday. The 4-second de-orbiting operation was undertaken a day after the indigenously developed lander was separated from […]

India's moon lander Vikaram separates from Chandrayaan-2

Chennai: Indias first moon lander Vikram successfully separated from its mother spacecraft Chandrayaan-2 on Monday at 1.15 a.m., said Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). According to ISRO, the Vikram Lander is currently located in an orbit of 119 km x 127 km. The Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter continues to orbit the Moon in its existing orbit. The […]

Chandrayaan-2 gets closer to the moon

Chennai: The Indian space agency on Sunday evening successfully completed the fifth and final lunar bound orbit change for the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft. According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the spacecraft’s maneuver began at 6.21 p.m. using its onboard propulsion system for 52 seconds. The orbit achieved is 119 km x 127 km. All spacecraft […]

Chandrayaan 2: Odisha Student To Watch Landing With PM Modi

Bhubaneswar: Three students from Odisha, Jharkhand and Meghalaya will witness the moon landing of Chandrayaan 2 live from ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru on September 7, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, officials said on Friday. While Meghalaya’s Ribait Phawa studies at Class 10 in Ramakrishna Mission Higher Secondary School in Cherrapunjee’s Sohra, Jharkhand’s […]

Chandrayaan-2 Reaches Nearer To Moon With Orbit Change

Chennai: The Indian space agency on Friday evening successfully completed the fourth lunar-bound orbit change for the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said that the spacecraft’s manoeuvre began at 6.18 p.m., using its onboard propulsion system for 1,155 seconds. The orbit achieved is 124 km x 164 km. All spacecraft parameters are […]

ISRO releases fresh set of photos of moon craters

Chennai: The Indian Space Research Organisation on Monday released a fresh set of photographs of the surface of the moon and its craters taken by the Terrain Mapping Camera-2 of the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft. According to ISRO, the pictures were taken on August 23 at an altitude of about 4,375 kms showing impact craters like Jackson, […]

India To Launch Cartosat-3 Satellite In Oct/Nov

Chennai: India will launch its advanced cartography satellite, Cartosat-3, towards the end of October or early November, said K.Sivan, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). “The next launch will be cartography satellite Cartosat-3. The launch will be towards the end of October or early November this year,” Sivan told IANS. He said Cartosat-3 will be […]

Russia offers India semi-cryogenic engine technology

Chennai: India and Russia are discussing a wide range of cooperation in the space sector with the latter’s offer of its semi-cryogenic engine technology and critical components for India’s human space capsule, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)Chairman K. Sivan said on Sunday. “We are in discussions with the Russian space agency on various aspects and […]

ISRO tech to end sand-mining, man-animal conflict: Minister

Coimbatore: Plans are afoot to detect illegal sand-mining across the country with the help of ISRO satellites and also augment water and fodder in forest areas to prevent man-animal conflict, Union Environment and Forest Minister Prakash Javadekar said Saturday. The government plans to use satellite image technology by ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) to map […]

Chandrayaan-2 successfully enters 2nd Lunar orbit

Chennai: The second Lunar orbit manoeuvre for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft was successfully completed on Wednesday, said India Space Research Organisation (ISRO). According to ISRO, the orbit manoeuvre began at 12.50 p.m. and took 1,228 seconds to complete. The orbit achieved is 118 km X 4,412 km. All spacecraft parameters are normal. The next Lunar bound orbit […]

Chandrayaan-2: Next major step on Sep 2

Chennai: As Chandrayaan-2 entered the lunar orbit on Tuesday, the scientists of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) heaved a sigh of relief and prepared for the next major step in the moon mission — separation of the lander from the orbiter on September 2. “Now the Chandrayaan-2 is going around Moon with an inclination of […]

India's Chandrayaan-2 On Course To Moon

Chennai: The Indian space agency on Tuesday completed successfully the crucial orbit manoeuvre and put the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft into the lunar orbit. According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the Lunar Orbit Insertion (LOI) was completed successfully at 9.02 a.m. as planned using the onboard propulsion system. All the systems of Chandrayaan-2 are healthy. “The […]

ISRO to inject Chandrayaan2 into lunar orbit Tuesday

Bengaluru: In a significant milestone for India’s Moon mission, ISRO will fire Chandrayaan2’s liquid engine on Tuesday to insert the spacecraft into a lunar orbit. “It’s tomorrow morning (tentatively between 8.30 am and 9.30 am). It’s challenging,” Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation K Sivan told PTI on Monday on the operation to put the […]

'Mission Mangal': Ordinary film about an extraordinary feat

Film: “Mission Mangal”; Cast: Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari; Nithya Menen, Sharman Joshi; H.G. Dattatreya; Direction: Jagan Shakti; Rating: **& 1/2 (two and half stars) Going to Mars is about as much of a challenge as chomping on a Mars chocolate bar — at least, that’s the impression “Mission Mangal” […]

Chandrayaan-2 enters Lunar Transfer Trajectory

Chennai: India’s spacecraft to the moon Chandrayaan-2 on Wednesday successfully entered the Lunar Transfer Trajectory (LTT) after its orbit was raised further, said Indian space agency. According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the final orbit raising manoeuvre of Chandrayaan-2 was successfully carried out at 2.21 a.m. by firing the spacecraft’s motors for 1,203 seconds. […]

Chandrayaan-2 to reach moon's orbit on August 20: ISRO

Ahmedabad: India’s second moon mission ‘Chandrayaan-2’ is expected to reach the moon’s orbit on August 20 and land on the lunar surface on September 7, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman Dr K Sivan said on Monday. The spacecraft is all set to leave the earth’s orbit after two days, he told reporters here. Sivan […]

Google Doodle celebrates Vikram Sarabhai's 100th birthday

New Delhi: As Chandrayaan-2 cruises to reach the moon by August 20 and drop a lander called Vikram on the Earth’s sole satellite on September 7, Google on Monday celebrated the 100th birthday of Dr Vikram Sarabhai – father of the Indian space programme “with a Doodle”. “There are some who question the relevance of […]

ISRO releases first set of earth pictures captured by Chandrayaan 2

New Delhi: Space agency ISRO on Sunday released the first set of pictures of the earth captured by Chandrayaan 2, the country’s second Moon mission launched a fortnight ago. The pictures were captured by L 14 camera on board Chandrayaan II. The pictures show the earth in different hues. “Earth as viewed by #Chandrayaan2 LI4 Camera […]

ISRO to build centre to protect high value space assets

Chennai: The Indian space agency on Saturday said that the foundation stone for a centre to monitor and protect high value space assets from space debris has been laid. K. Sivan, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), laid the foundation stone for the Space Situational Awareness Control Centre in Peenya, Bengaluru, on Friday. […]

Chandrayaan-2 orbit successfully raised for fourth time

Chennai: The fourth orbit raising activity for India’s moon spacecraft Chandrayaan-2 was performed successfully at 3.27 p.m. on Friday, the ISRO said. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said the orbit of the Chandrayaan-2 was raised to 277 x 89,472 km by firing the onboard motors for 646 seconds. All spacecraft parameters are normal, it […]

Chandrayaan 2 launch: How Puri Shankaracharya helped ISRO scientists

Bhubaneswar: Did you know that Puri Shankaracharya Nischalananda Saraswati’s Vedic mathematics significantly contributed to the recent lunar mission by India – Chandrayaan 2? It was a historic day for India’s space programme when it became the fourth country in the world to send an exploration mission to the Moon just a week ago and the […]

All parameters of Chandrayaan-2 for landing rover in lunar south pole normal: ISRO

Bengaluru: Spacecraft parameters of India’s second moon mission Chandrayaan-2, aimed at landing a rover on the unchartered Lunar South Pole, are “normal”, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Monday, as it successfully raised the craft’s orbit around the Earth for the third time. In a giant leap for the country’s ambitious low-cost space […]

ISRO Recruitment 2018
ISRO Recruitment 2019: Applications Submission Process To End In 2 Days

ISRO’s Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) had invited applications for the positions of JRF and RA .Interested and eligible candidates must apply for the positions before the deadline which is going to end next week. Candidates must know that the last date to apply for the positions is July 30, 2019. Below are details of […]

Need to learn from India: Pakistanis on Chandrayaan-2

New Delhi: India’s successful launch of the Chandrayaan-2 Moon mission on July 22 earned appreciation from people from across the world including Pakistan, with many of them saying that India’s achievement offers its neighbour an opportunity to learn. “Good step. They are far ahead of us in technology. Pakistan should learn from it,” one person […]

Chandrayaan-2 Successfully Performs 2nd Orbit Raising Task: ISRO

New Delhi: Indias second moon spacecraft Chandrayaan-2 put into earth orbit on July 22, on Friday successfully completed its second earth bound orbit raising maneuver, ISRO said. It was “performed successfully today (July 26, 2019) at 0108 hrs (IST) as planned, using the onboard propulsion system for a firing duration of 883 seconds. The orbit […]