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Chandrayaan-2: Vikram lander spun out of control midway to landing site, ISRO could only watch

January 08, 2020 7:02 am

With the communication system on the failed lander supplying data on its performance right up to 400 metres before crashing on the surface of the moon, ISRO is now confident that the errors that occurred will be corrected during Chandrayaan-3, which has been cleared for launch in 14-16 months.

ISRO chief on Chandrayaan-2: Big relief when PM hugged me

January 02, 2020 7:01 pm

Sivan said it was a "great thing that the prime minister himself consoled me" after Chandrayaan-2 lost contact with the space agency last year.

Chandrayaan-2: Three months on, ISRO yet to make public Vikram lander failure report details

December 19, 2019 5:22 am

So far, the only official statement on causes of the crash has come in the form of an answer to a question on Chandrayaan-2 mission in Lok Sabha on November 20 from Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh.

What India googled in 2019 to keep pace with the news

December 11, 2019 4:46 pm

Article 370, PM Kisan Yojana, Maharashtra assembly elections, Haryana assembly election result, Pulwama attack are some of the other topics that made the cut in the news list.

Chennai techie helps NASA find Chandrayaan-2 lander: 'Every white spot was Vikram for me'

December 04, 2019 9:49 am

And all it took for Shanmuga Subramanian (33) to find what the world was looking for was perseverance, a corner of his apartment in Besant Nagar and a basic image viewer on his personal laptop. May be that’s why, facing a crowd of media cameras, the man himself says “it’s not a big deal”.

Explained: How Chandrayaan-2's Vikram lander was lost, and found

December 05, 2019 7:04 am

Chandrayaan-2 Vikram lander spotted: The debris located by Subramanian is about 750 metres northwest of the main crash site. The three largest pieces of debris are each about 2x2 pixels and cast a one-pixel shadow.

'Made India proud': Indians praise Shanmuga Subramanian after he locates Vikram lander debris

December 03, 2019 1:15 pm

On social media, Indians praised the Chennai resident's efforts and his name started trending on Twitter. People praised Subramanian for his dedication, effort and perseverance.

Express daily briefing: NASA finds Vikram lander’s debris on moon’s surface, Maharashtra scraps award of horse fair contract to Gujarat firm; and more

December 03, 2019 8:40 am

From NASA finding Vikram lander’s debris on moon’s surface to Maharashtra scrapping award of horse fair contract to Gujarat firm, here is the top news on Tuesday morning.

Chandrayaan-2's Vikram lander debris located: NASA credits Chennai techie with find

December 03, 2019 4:33 pm

Vikram lander debris found: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said that its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) Camera has sighted the remains of Vikram lander on the lunar surface

Chandrayaan-2: Finally, ISRO makes it official — Vikram made a hard-landing

November 21, 2019 11:58 am

ISRO, however, had so far avoided any comment on the fate of the Vikram lander. It had maintained that communication with the lander was lost when it was 355 metres above the moon, and efforts were being made to restore contact.


ISRO loses touch with Chandrayaan-2's Vikram lander, PM says 'effort was worth it'

September 08, 2019 7:42 am

Chandrayaan-2's Vikram lander failed to make a smooth soft-landing, unable to bring down its speed to the required level.

Chandrayaan-2: All the images clicked by ISRO's second lunar mission in its journey so far

September 06, 2019 6:03 pm

Here are all pictures clicked by ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 mission in its journey so far.

ISRO's Chandrayaan-2: All photos sent by India's second lunar mission so far

August 23, 2019 5:04 pm

The first image of the Moon taken by Chandrayaan-2 was released by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday. Here are all the images taken by India's second lunar mission so far.

Countdown for Chandrayaan-2 begins in Sriharikota

July 14, 2019 1:37 pm

With Chandrayaan-2, India will become only the fourth country to land a spacecraft on moon. So far, all landings, human as well as non-human, have been in areas close to the equator of the moon.