Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicChandrayaan-2

Topic: Chandrayaan-2

Chandrayaan-2 completes over 9,000 orbits around moon since launch in 2019, ISRO says

As the spacecraft completed two years around the lunar orbit, ISRO released data product, documents & data from Chandrayaan-2 orbiter payloads for analysis by academia and institutes.

Unique exoplanets, moonquakes, underground lakes on Mars — the big space stories of 2019

China’s historic moon landing, detection of First Radio Bursts from outer space & interstellar visitors were other big stories from the world of space.

Aided by Indian techie, NASA finds crashed Vikram lander on the Moon

NASA has acknowledged it was able to identify the impact site and debris of Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram lander after a tip from Chennai-based engineer Shanmuga Subramanian.

2 months on, govt confirms Chandrayaan-2 Vikram lander made ‘hard landing’ on lunar surface

Vikram hard landed within 500 m of the designated landing site, MoS in Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh says in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.

ISRO plans second attempt at soft landing on Moon for November 2020

A senior ISRO official said the space agency was considering a Chandrayaan-3 mission and has tasked a committee with drawing up a report for the same by year end.

Discovery of water on moon: What India’s first Chandrayaan mission achieved a decade ago

Inserted into lunar orbit on 8 November 2008, Chandrayaan-1 was instrumental in discovering water on the moon, and had a brief tiff with NASA over this.

ISRO releases first illuminated images of moon taken by Chandrayaan-2’s orbiter

ISRO has released details of data captured by two payloads — an infrared imager and a solar x-ray monitor.

ISRO not giving up on Vikram lander yet, efforts to reestablish communication still on

ISRO had suspended search operations 10 days ago when the lunar night began. The space agency lost contact seconds before Vikram Lander was scheduled to land on the moon.

All you want to know about the future of crashed Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram

The lunar night has officially begun over the Vikram landing spot. Here's what’s next with the orbiter, NASA’s camera, and ISRO.

India will send man to space by December 2021: ISRO chairman

K. Sivan says all technologies of the Chandrayaan-2 mission have proved accurate except for the soft landing.

On Camera

YourTurn

Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, in Lahore | Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg

Imran Khan is losing the plot. Someone’s chair is about to be pulled again

There is ‘tamasha’ going on in Pakistan. And Imran Khan is having a visible meltdown, while Nawaz Sharif is bemoaning a dead leopard.
Representational image | Photo: Pixabay

India’s economic indicators flash early warning signs for rebound

While the needle on a dial measuring the so-called ‘Animal Spirits’ remained stable, top producers signaled weakness as 2021 wound down.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
×