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Countdown for Chandrayaan-2 lift-off progressing smoothly

Chennai:  The 20-hour countdown for the July 15 early morning lift-off of India’s heavy rocket nicknamed ‘Bahubali’ carrying the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft is progressing smoothly, Indian space agency officials said. “The countdown began at 6.51 a.m. on Sunday,” K. Sivan, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), told IANS. Standing at about 44 metre tall, the 640-tonne […]

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Chandrayaan-2 India’s first robotic space exploration: Ex-ISRO chief

Chennai: India’s second moon mission – Chandrayaan-2 – is the country’s first step in robotic space exploration and hence more “complex” and “intricate”, Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) former Chairman K. Radhakrishnan said on Saturday. “Chandrayaan-2, with an Indian Lander-Rover (Vikram-Pragyaan) combine, is India’s first step in robotic space exploration and the mission is on […]

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Sri Lanka Easter blasts: NIA raids 7 premises in Coimbatore

Chennai/New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday carried out search operations in seven places in Coimbatore, including the residence of a social media friend of the Sri Lanka easter blast mastermind, officials said. The searches were carried out in connection with the NIA probe into the new Islamic State module case. An NIA official […]