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India’s Chandrayaan-2 evokes global interest: Sivan – 1 min read

Chennai: India’s first moon landing mission ‘Chandrayaan-2’ is being watched with keen interest globally, said K. Sivan, Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisaton (ISRO). Speaking to reporters here Sivan said the Chandrayaan-2 mission is an important mission at a global level. He said, the landing operations for moon lander Vikram will begin at about 1.40 […]

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Foreign missions congratulate India on Chandrayaan-2

New Delhi:  Congratulations poured in on Monday after the successful launch of India’s second moon mission, with the embassies of Israel, the US and Germany conveying greetings to India’s space agency for the “giant leap”. The Israeli embassy tweeted: “Congratulations India and Team @ISRO on successfully launching Mission #Chandrayaan2. Good luck on the @Chandrayaan2theMoon journey, […]

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From stars to moon: Meet Chandrayaan-2 Mission Director

Lucknow:  As soon as Chandrayan 2 soared up into the skies, a rent of cheer tore through the roof of a house in Lucknow. The house in Rajajipuram, where Ritu Karidhal Srivastava, the mission director of Chandrayan-2, lived, is suddenly the centre of attraction and has acquired a celebrity status almost overnight. The phones are […]

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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 […]