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Chandrayaan-2 mission achieved 98% success: ISRO chief

Bhubaneswar: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K. Sivan on Saturday said Chandrayaan-2 mission has achieved 98 per cent of its objectives, while they are yet to establish any communication with lander ‘Vikram’. “We could not have established any communication with the lander yet. The project was developed in two parts – science and technology demonstration. […]

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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 […]

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ISRO says moon lander Vikram located by Orbiter Chandrayaan-2 but no communication yet

Chennai: The Indian space agency on Tuesday reiterated that its moon lander Vikram has been located by the Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter. “#VikramLander has been located by the orbiter of #Chandrayaan2, but no communication with it yet,” the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) tweeted. “All possible efforts are being made to establish communication with lander,” ISRO said. […]

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How foreign media covered ISRO’s Chandrayaan-2 mission

New Delhi: Chandrayaan-2, India’s ambitious expedition to the moon’s south pole, made headlines globally even as Vikram, the lander of the mission, lost contact with the orbiter moments before its scheduled soft landing on Saturday. Here’s how the foreign media covered the event. The New York Times lauded India’s “engineering prowess and decades of space […]

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Chandrayaan-2 successfully enters 2nd Lunar orbit – 1 min read

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 manoeuvre […]