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Tag: Moon Lander Vikram

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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 […]

NASA Doing 'Rigorous' Search For Vikram With Fresh Lunar Pictures

New York: NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has taken a fresh set of pictures under better lighting conditions of the area where the Indian moon lander Vikram likely ended up and experts will be making a rigorous search for it, according to LRO Project Scientist Noah Petro. “The lighting conditions on Monday were much more […]

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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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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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'15 Mins Of Terror' Is Disservice To Science: Scientist

Chennai: 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. According to Tapan Misra, Senior Advisor to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) […]

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'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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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