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Space scientists superstitious, believe in Rahu Kaalam, unlucky 13′

Chennai: The Indian space agency may be sending rockets and satellites to various planets but are also guided by their own superstitions and beliefs, said a retired official of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). On the home front, ISRO will not start the countdown for a rocket flight at Rahu Kaalam, said the official […]

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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 […]