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NASA craft circling Moon unable to spot Vikram lander, will check again on Oct 14

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), which is circling the Moon since 2009, will fly over that location again on October 14 and make another attempt to find Vikram.

Watch Chandrayaan-2 LIVE: ISRO loses communication with lander

The touchdown of Vikram lander is scheduled between 1.30 am and 2.30 am, followed by the rollout of Pragyaan rover between 5.30 am and 6.30 am.

Chandrayaan-2 landing: 15 ‘terrifying’ minutes to history tonight

Chandrayaan-2: If successful, this would be India’s first soft landing on the moon’s surface. Only the US, the former USSR and China have been successful in landing humans or machines on the moon surface.

Chandrayaan-2 lander lowers orbit ahead of Sept 7 landing

The lander had separated itself from the main spacecraft on Monday and had started moving independently, though in the same orbit as the main spacecraft.

Lander bids goodbye to Chandrayaan-2 in countdown to descent

The Vikram lander, which carries the Pragyan rover module inside it, is currently moving in the same orbit as the main spacecraft which had descended to a near-circular orbit Sunday. This orbit is 119 km from the moon’s surface at its nearest and 127 km at the farthest.

Facebook’s cryptocurrency based payments system gets big backers: WSJ

Each company will invest around $10 million in a consortium that will govern the cryptocurrency, the WSJ reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The money will fund the creation of the coin, which will be pegged to a basket of government-issued currencies, the report said.

Microsoft turned down facial-recognition sales on human rights concerns

Microsoft concluded it would lead to innocent women and minorities being disproportionately held for questioning because the artificial intelligence has been trained on mostly white and male pictures.

Apple Music subscriptions price cut: Plans now start at Rs 99 per month

Apple Music's new, cheaper, subscriptions come just weeks after both Spotify and YouTube Music started becoming available in India.

Google fined $1.7 billion for search ad blocks in third EU sanction

The EU antitrust chief, however, gave a cautious welcome to Google's measures to boost competition and give Android users a choice of browsers and search apps, suggesting the company's regulatory woes may be coming to an end.

Spotify India launch: Subscription starts Rs 13 per day, but you can listen for free too

Spotify, the music streaming app is now available for download in India for both iOS and Android users. The India subscription for Spotify starts at Rs 13 per day.

US charges China’s Huawei with bank fraud, stealing trade secrets

The Justice Department said Huawei misled a global bank and US authorities about its relationship with the subsidiaries, Skycom Tech and Huawei Device USA Inc, in order to conduct business in Iran.

Apple to pull some iPhones from German stores after court ruling

Qualcomm needs to post a bond of 668.4 million euros or $765 million before it can begin proceedings to enforce the order. Apple said it would pull some phones from its stores while it pursued an appeal.