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Tag: Vikram Lander

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 […]

2019 - A Year Of Several New Beginnings For Indian Space Sector

Chennai: The year 2019 was a year of several new beginnings for India’s space sector that is now on Mission 2.0 mode. The year also saw the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scoring a couple of half centuries, like putting into orbit 50 foreign satellites and also sending up its 50th Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle […]

Definitely, ISRO Chief On Vikram Lander's Second Landing

New Delhi: Determined to get Vikram lander on moons south pole, the Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) chief, Kailasavadivoo Sivan on Saturday weighed in on the second landing attempt of Vikram lander on Moons south pole, after the first could not find success. Replying to media’s query if that if the ISRO would attempt another landing […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Devotees pray to Moon God to get back Vikram lander's contact

Thanjavur(TN): While all out efforts were being made by ISRO to establish communication with lander ‘Vikram,’ special prayers were offered at a temple dedicated to Moon God ‘Chandra’ near here, seeking divine intervention to regain contact with the probe. The prayers included ‘abishekam’ (celestial bath), which was performed with several items, including honey and sandalpaste […]

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 […]

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 […]

'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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

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 […]