Chandrayaan-2 News

Chandrayaan 2: As lunar night descends, all hopes to restore contact with lander over

India’s hopes of soft-landing a spacecraft on the Moon were dashed on September 7 after the ISRO lost communication with Vikram lander during its final descent stage.

Chandrayaan-2: No communication with lander yet, next priority is Gaganyaan, says ISRO chief

"Chandrayaan-2 orbiter is doing very well. There are 8 instruments in the orbiter & each instrument is doing exactly what it meant to do. Regarding the lander, we have not been able to establish communication with it," ISRO Chief K Sivan said.


Chandrayaan-2 orbiter module functioning normally: ISRO

The Vikram lander had failed its attempt to make a soft-landing on the moon’s surface on September 7. ISRO has said the orbiter module has located the lander and taken thermal images of it.

The Urdu Press: Beyond the stars

Using Allama Iqbal’s famous ghazal their being more lands ahead of the moon, Urdu Times, on September 8, speaks of how the ISRO chief K Sivan was “consoled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who boosted his morale and sent a message to youngsters that they must not be disappointed by failure, and keep trying”.

Chandrayaan-2: Orbiter performing experiments with satisfaction, says ISRO

In a cryptic message posted on its Twitter handle exactly 10 days after losing contact with the lander, ISRO thanked everyone for standing with it.

Chandrayaan-2: 'NASA analysing images of Vikram Lander site'

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft has snapped a series of images during its flyby on September 17 of Vikram's attempted landing sight near the Moon's uncharted south pole.


Chandrayaan-2: ISRO panel to release report on Vikram lander soon

A source said an internal ISRO committee, constituted to go into the likely reasons for the failure in making the soft-landing, was likely to submit its findings “very soon”, possibly within the next couple of days. The source said the committee had met a few times and almost finalised its conclusions.

Thank you for standing by us: ISRO expresses gratitude for support to Chandrayaan-2

The post also has a photo which shows a human figure jumping from one cliff to the other, with a moon in the backdrop, and a line — "Thank you for inspiring us to always aim for the sky".

Chandrayaan-2: Fate of lander may be known today as NASA probe to fly over Moon site

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) will fly over the part of the Moon where the lander is lying after it lost contact with the ISRO control centre when it was 335 metres from the surface of the Moon on September 7.

Explained: NASA's 'LRO', which may help ISRO figure out Chandrayaan-2 Vikram Lander's fate on Moon

The LRO is a robotic spacecraft currently orbiting the Moon. It studies the Moon's surface, clicks pictures, and collects data that help in figuring out the presence and possibility of water ice and other resources on the Moon, as well as plan future missions to it.

Chandrayaan-2 Photos

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

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

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

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

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.