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Chandrayaan-3 Launch May Happen In 2021: ISRO Chief

Jan 01, 2020 Outlook Web Bureau

ISRO chairman K Sivan said all activities related to the third lunar mission were going on smoothly.

Chandrayaan-2's Vikram Lander Had Hard Landing: Government

Nov 21, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

The ISRO is planning to launch Chandrayaan-3 probably in November next year.

Chandrayaan-2's Vikram Lander Had Hard Landing, Says NASA

The Vikram lander module attempted a soft landing on a small patch of lunar highland smooth plains on September 7.

ISRO Chief Dr K Sivan Has Every Right To Cry Over Chandrayaan-2's Landing Setback

Sep 09, 2019 Ratna Gill

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Chandrayaan-2 'Vikram' Lander Tilted On Moon, But In One Piece, Says ISRO

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) continues to make all-out efforts to establish a link with Chandrayaan-2's 'Vikram' lander, now lying on the lunar surface after a hard-landing.

08 September, 2019

Chandrayaan-2 Lander 'Vikram' Located On Moon's Surface: ISRO Chief Dr Sivan

Outlook Web Bureau

ISRO Chief Dr Sivan, however, added that no communication with the lander had been established so far. 'We are trying to contact,' he said.

08 September, 2019

ISRO's 'Incredible' Attempt To Softland On Moon 'Huge Step Forward' For India: US

Outlook Web Bureau

India's attempt to land "Vikram" on the lunar surface suffered a last-minute setback when the lander lost communication with ground stations.

08 September, 2019

Will Try To Establish Link With Chandrayaan 2 Lander In Next 14 Days: ISRO Chief

Outlook Web Bureau

The ground station lost contact with the Lander minutes before its touchdown on the Moon's South Pole early on Saturday.

07 September, 2019

'Highly Complex Mission' : ISRO Says Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter To Circle Moon For 6 More years

Outlook Web Bureau

The space agency said the mission represented a significant technological leap compared to the previous missions, which brought together an Orbiter, Lander and Rover to explore the unexplored south pole of the Moon.

07 September, 2019

'All Is Not Lost; With Orbiter Flying Around Moon, 95% Of Chandrayaan-2 Still Intact'

Outlook Web Bureau

India fell short of leaving its imprint on the moon by a little over 2.1 km. Vikram, the Chandrayaan-2 lander, lost communication with ground stations minutes before it was supposed to land on the lunar surface.

07 September, 2019

Opinion: Risks And Failures Part Of Space Business And ISRO Well-Equipped To Deal With It

Dinesh C Sharma

In the end, it was the tail-end of the fifteen-minute period that proved to be tricky and the Vikram lander lost communication with ground stations.

07 September, 2019

Ex-NASA Astronaut Lauds India's 'Bold Attempt' To Soft-Land Chandrayaan-2 Lander 'Vikram' On Moon


In early hours of Saturday, ISRO's plan to soft-land Vikram near the Moon’s south pole did not go as per the script when the lander lost communication with ground stations during its final descent.

07 September, 2019

Watch: PM Modi Hugs, Consoles An Emotional ISRO Chairman K. Sivan Before Leaving Centre

Outlook Web Bureau

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, flanked by his security personnel, was moving towards his car when ISRO Chairman Dr K. Sivan approached him. It appeared that Dr Sivan wanted to thank PM Modi after his inspiring speech to scientists.

07 September, 2019

'New Dawn, Brighter Tomorrow Ahead': PM Modi's Morale-Booster To ISRO Scientists

Outlook Web Bureau

Before taking to the dais, PM Modi shook hands with scientists and lauded their efforts. The prime minister was speaking in the backdrop of Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram losing communication with ground stations.

06 September, 2019

'Anxiety But No Fear': ISRO On Chandrayaan-2 Moon Landing

Outlook Web Bureau

Chandrayaan-2, a follow-on mission to the Chandrayaan-1 venture launched more than a decade ago, comprises an orbiter, lander (Vikram) and rover (Pragyan).

22 August, 2019

ISRO Releases First Image Of Moon Captured By Chandrayaan-2

Outlook Web Bureau

The images of the Moon were taken by Chandrayaan-2 at a height of about 2650 km from Lunar surface on August 21, 2019, ISRO said.

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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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