Tag: Chandrayaan 2

Chandrayaan-2 Mission: India has become the first country to have attempted to probe lunar South Pole

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: “With Chandrayaan-2 Mission, India became the first country to have attempted to probe lunar South Pole, which is believed to contain water and upholds key secrets of the solar system”. An ebook on Chandrayaan-2, titled “The journey of a billion dreams – A story for eternity” and produced by the Publications

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Save ISRO: Nation cannot remain mute spectator

Lalit Shastri Indian Space research Organisation, popularly known as ISRO, continues to be in news for some time now, especially due to the ambitious Chandrayaan-2 Mission. The main objectives of the Chandrayaan-2 Vikram Lander were to demonstrate the ability to soft-land on the lunar surface and operate a robotic rover on the Moon surface to

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ISRO & Chandrayaan-2: A tale of 2 stories

Newsroom24x7 Network Just zoom in and compare, especially the 4th and 2nd last para of the Newsroom24x7 story titled “ISRO, Chandrayaan-2 & need to plug loopholes” published on 8 September 2019 and the last para of the TOI news story, with the heading “Experts find Sivan’s ‘98% success’ remark laughable”, published a fortnight after the

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Chandrayaan-2 and ISRO: Why lose the big picture and orchestrate a shabby controversy

Lalit Shastri After Chandrayaan-2 failed to softland on Moon, a section of national media has created an unfair controversy by describing a well-intended post on social media by Distinguished Scientist Tapan Misra as a “veiled jibe” and “dig at ISRO Chairman Sivan’s leadership” Times of India on Monday, 23 September published a story with the

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Chandrayaan-2 and ISRO: Let’s not divert attention

Lalit Shastri A day after newsroom24x7 had published a news, based on a facebook post by Distinguished Scientist Tapan Misra, with the title “Space Technology is not “Rocket Science”, another news portal –  The Wire – did a piece picking from the same post with the heading “Senior ISRO Scientist Criticises Sivan’s Approach After Moon

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Chandrayaan-2 and Lander Vikram: It was not a soft landing

Newsroom24x7 Network Bengaluru: As feared, it was not a soft landing as per plan but a hard landing for Lander Vikram after it had lost contact with the Control facility at the ISRO headquarters here on 7 September 2019. According to available information, Lander has been detected by OHRC (On board High Resolution Camera) with

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ISRO, Chandrayaan-2 & need to plug loopholes

Lalit Shastri The ISRO scientists involved in the Chandrayaan-2 Mission deserve every praise. Notwithstanding the failure to soft land the Lander craft on Moon, the scientists involved in the mission deserve a standing ovation for executing one of the most difficult maneuvers during the historic journey of Chandrayaan-2. Chandrayaan-2 Mission was aimed at taking a

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When Chandrayaan-2 Lander stopped sending signals to ISRO Control Centre

Newsroom24x7 Network Bangaluru: Hours after ISRO Chairman Dr K Sivan had announced from the Control Centre at the ISRO headquarters in Bangalore at 2.18 am Saturday that they have lost signals from Chandrayaan- 2 Lander Vikram when it was at an altitude of 2.1 km, Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was present to witness the

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When the world was waiting for the historic landing of Vikram Lander there were some talking of ISRO scientists and NRC

Newsroom24x7 Network Bengaluru: Just when the entire world was waiting on Friday night for the historic landing of Vikram Lander on Moon, a mischievous post had started floated freely on social media obviously by those wanting to rake up an unnecessary controversy by focusing attention on ISRO scientist Jitendra Nath Goswami and pointing out that

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3D animated video of Chandrayaan-2

Newsroom24x7 Network Bengaluru: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has released a 3D animated video of Chandrayaan-2 mission. It shows the entire sequence of events starting right from launch into earth parking orbit, injection into lunar transfer trajectory, lunar orbital capture, landing procedure initialisation, touchdown, communication link establishment with earth and lunar surface exploration. https://wp.me/a5dzYe-6hK  

GSLVMkIII-M1 lifts off carrying Chandrayaan-2

Newsroom24x7 Network Sriharikota: GSLVMkIII-M1 lifts off carrying Chandrayaan-2. India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV MkIII-M1, successfully launched the 3840 kg Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft into an earth orbit on Monday 22 July 2019. The spacecraft is now revolving round the earth with a perigee (nearest point to Earth) of 169.7 km and an apogee (farthest point to

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Chandrayaan-2 launch called off due to technical snag

Newsroom24x7 Network Sriharikota: The historic launch of #Chandrayaan2 was called off today after a technical snag was observed in launch vehicle system, 1 hour before the launch. An ISRO tweet at about 3.30 am on Monday 15 July 2019 announced “as a measure of abundant precaution, #Chandrayaan2 launch has been called off for today. Revised

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