Lack of pressure in Helium tanks may have led to Chandrayaan-2 mission abortion

Chennai: Non-building of sufficient pressure in the helium tanks in the ‘Bahubali’ rocket could be the reason for calling off the moon landing mission Chandrayaan-2 one hour before the rocket’s take off, said two retired official of Indian space organisation. The rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III) was supposed to lift off at […]

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Panel to study GSLV rocket glitch and recommend action

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh):  The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has constituted a multidisciplinary expert committee to study the technical glitch in the GSLV-Mk III rocket that was to carry India’s moon mission spacecraft Chandrayaan-2, said an official. “A committee with experts from multi-disciplines has been constituted. The committee will soon submit its report,” the official […]

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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 […]