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Meet the engineer who spotted Vikram debris

Chennai: His Facebook introduction states, “Nobody knows me”. It may be a philosophical statement. But today the world knows the 33-year old mechanical engineer Shanmuga Subramanian originally from Madurai and now a Technical Architect at Lennox India Technology Centre here. For he was the person who first spotted the debris of India’s moon lander Vikram on […]

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Definitely says ISRO chief on Vikram lander’s second landing on moon’s south pole

New Delhi: Determined to get Vikram lander on moon’s 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 on […]

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‘The speed at which it was travelling didn’t give moon lander 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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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. […]