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Isro releases Chandrayaan 2 orbiter data, data from payload looking for water awaited

The lander and rover were destroyed during the attempted landing in September last year
Chandrayaan-2 lifts off from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota in July, 2019.(AP)
Chandrayaan-2 lifts off from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota in July, 2019.(AP)
Updated on Dec 25, 2020 10:06 AM IST
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ISRO releases Chandrayaan-2 orbiter data: All you need to know

On completion of one year of the orbiter being in space, Isro had said that the spacecraft was ‘healthy’, performance of subsystems were normal, and there was adequate onboard fuel to remain operational for about seven years.
Chandrayaan-2 was launched on July 22, 2019 and inserted into the lunar orbit on August 20.(PTI photo)
Chandrayaan-2 was launched on July 22, 2019 and inserted into the lunar orbit on August 20.(PTI photo)
Updated on Dec 25, 2020 08:15 AM IST
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Isro to launch communication satellite on December 17, maiden SSLV launch to follow

This will be the 42nd communications satellite to be launched by the space agency
The Geosynchronous Satellite launch Vehicle (GSLV) MkIII carrying Chandrayaan-2 lifts off from Sriharikota in 2019. A third Chandrayaan mission with just a lander and rover was to take place either in late 2020 or early 2021. All the missions were delayed due to the pandemic.(AP File)
The Geosynchronous Satellite launch Vehicle (GSLV) MkIII carrying Chandrayaan-2 lifts off from Sriharikota in 2019. A third Chandrayaan mission with just a lander and rover was to take place either in late 2020 or early 2021. All the missions were delayed due to the pandemic.(AP File)
Updated on Dec 11, 2020 05:43 PM IST
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Techie from Chennai claims Chandrayaan 2 rover intact, uses Nasa images to show it moved a few metres

Scientists lost contact with Vikram lander onboard Chandrayaan 2 less than two minutes before it was supposed to make a soft landing on the lunar surface last year.
The images tweeted by Chennai techie to claim that Chandrayaan 2 rover is intact.(Twitter/@Ramanean)
The images tweeted by Chennai techie to claim that Chandrayaan 2 rover is intact.(Twitter/@Ramanean)
Updated on Aug 02, 2020 08:47 AM IST
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Recalling Chandrayaan 2 launch, PM Modi tells students ‘every failure a step towards success’

“Motivation and demotivation are very common in life. Everyone goes through these feelings. In this regard, I can never forget my visit to ISRO during Chadrayaan 2,” PM Modi told students during the ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha 2020’ event.
PM Modi(Screengrab)
PM Modi(Screengrab)
Published on Jan 20, 2020 12:34 PM IST
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PM Modi was advised not to go for Chandrayaan 2 launch. He explains why he went

The programme has been organised by the government as stress-buster for the students, where PM Modi is sharing tips to perform under pressure.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacting with students at Pariksha Pe Charcha in New Delhi.(ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacting with students at Pariksha Pe Charcha in New Delhi.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Aug 28, 2020 03:23 PM IST
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ISRO’s K Sivan explains what he learnt from PM Modi’s hug after failed moon mission

Visuals of Prime Minister Modi hugging the ISRO chief in an attempt to console and encourage him after the soft landing on the lunar surface failed had gone viral on social media in September. PM Modi could also be seen patting Sivan as he broke down at the space agency’s headquarters in Bengaluru.
Ahead of the space agency’s attempt to make a soft landing on the moon, ISRO chief K Sivan had described the countdown to the final descent as “15 minutes of terror”.(HT PHOTO.)
Ahead of the space agency’s attempt to make a soft landing on the moon, ISRO chief K Sivan had described the countdown to the final descent as “15 minutes of terror”.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Jan 02, 2020 10:03 PM IST
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4 astronauts shortlisted for manned space mission: Isro

A national advisory committee to review the manned spaceflight — or Gaganyaan mission — has been constituted.
ISRO chief K Sivan addressing a press conference in Bengaluru on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)
ISRO chief K Sivan addressing a press conference in Bengaluru on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jan 02, 2020 03:36 AM IST
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India will land on the Moon in 2020 with Chandrayaan-3: Govt

Chandrayaan-3, with just a lander and rover will attempt a soft landing on the moon again, said Union minister Jitendra Singh
The picture shows Chandrayaan-2 lifting off onboard GSLV Mk III-M1 launch vehicle from Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on July 22, 2019.(PTI FILE)
The picture shows Chandrayaan-2 lifting off onboard GSLV Mk III-M1 launch vehicle from Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on July 22, 2019.(PTI FILE)
Updated on Dec 31, 2019 06:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnonna Dutt

Kabir Singh is Google India’s most searched film of 2019, beats Avengers Endgame

Shahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh was the most searched film of 2019, according to Google India. The top five was dominated by Hollywood imports such as Avengers: Endgame, Joker and Captain Marvel.
Shahid Kapoor in a still from Kabir Singh.
Shahid Kapoor in a still from Kabir Singh.
Updated on Dec 11, 2019 05:52 PM IST
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Chandrayaan 2: After Nasa shares Vikram lander’s image, Isro chief K Sivan claims ‘our own orbiter had located it’

Nasa on Tuesday said its satellite orbiting the Moon has found Vikram lander of Chandrayaan-2 which crashed on the lunar surface in September. The US space agency also released an image showing the impact site of the lander.
Isro chief K Sivan on Tuesday claimed that the Indian space agency’s own orbiter had located the lander and had declared it on its website, news agency ANI reported.(PTI File Photo)
Isro chief K Sivan on Tuesday claimed that the Indian space agency’s own orbiter had located the lander and had declared it on its website, news agency ANI reported.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Aug 01, 2020 02:30 AM IST
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News updates from Hindustan Times at 1pm: Chennai techie explains how he spotted Chandrayaan 2’s Vikram lander and all the latest news at this hour

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 1pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Shanmuga Subramanian believes that the crash landing of Vikram lander made more people interested on the moon mission.((Photo Credit: Facebook/Shanmuga Subramanian)
Shanmuga Subramanian believes that the crash landing of Vikram lander made more people interested on the moon mission.((Photo Credit: Facebook/Shanmuga Subramanian)
Updated on Dec 03, 2019 12:56 PM IST
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Nasa finds Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram with help of Indian engineer

Nasa’s orbiter had captured the first set of images of the landing site of Chandrayaan 2’s Vikram lander on September 17, when it was lunar dusk in the region. Scientists from the LRO camera team had said that they were unable to identify the Vikram lander because of the long shadows in the region during dusk.
This image released by NASA shows the Vikram Lander impact point and associated debris field. Green dots indicate spacecraft debris (confirmed or likely). Blue dots locate disturbed soil, likely where small bits of the spacecraft churned up the regolith. “S” indicates debris identified by Shanmuga Subramanian , the Indian engineer.(Photo Credit: NASA/ Twitter)
This image released by NASA shows the Vikram Lander impact point and associated debris field. Green dots indicate spacecraft debris (confirmed or likely). Blue dots locate disturbed soil, likely where small bits of the spacecraft churned up the regolith. “S” indicates debris identified by Shanmuga Subramanian , the Indian engineer.(Photo Credit: NASA/ Twitter)
Updated on Aug 01, 2020 01:45 AM IST
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In Parliament, govt explains why Chandrayaan-2 landing plan went awry

The lander on board the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) spacecraft “hard landed within 500m of the designated landing site” minister of state for space Jitendra Singh said in a written reply in Lok Sabha.
NASA image shows the targeted landing site of Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram.(PTI)
NASA image shows the targeted landing site of Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 21, 2019 10:02 AM IST
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Chandrayaan-2 sends data on Argon-40 isotope

Argon-40, which is one of the isotopes of the noble gas, is an important constituent of this exosphere. It originates from the radioactive disintegration of Potassium-40.
In 2008, a paper was co-written by scientists from ISRO and NASA to reveal Chandrayaan 2 detecting presence of water and hydroxyl molecules.(PTI Photo/representative image)
In 2008, a paper was co-written by scientists from ISRO and NASA to reveal Chandrayaan 2 detecting presence of water and hydroxyl molecules.(PTI Photo/representative image)
Updated on Nov 01, 2019 10:30 AM IST
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Chandrayaan 2: Orbiter captures first illuminated image of moon

The image, released by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), captures part of far side (the part of the moon facing away from the Earth) in the northern hemisphere of the moon.
The first illuminated image of the lunar surface acquired by Chandrayaan 2 released by Isro(Isro)
The first illuminated image of the lunar surface acquired by Chandrayaan 2 released by Isro(Isro)
Updated on Oct 18, 2019 03:50 AM IST
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Chandrayaan-II: First illuminated image of the lunar surface released by Isro

IIRS has been employed by Isro to better understand the origin and evolution of the Moon through mapping of the lunar surface.
The first illuminated image of the lunar surface acquired by Chandrayaan 2 released by Isro(Isro)
The first illuminated image of the lunar surface acquired by Chandrayaan 2 released by Isro(Isro)
Updated on Oct 17, 2019 11:18 PM IST
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Isro’s Chandrayaan is the theme for a Durga puja pandal in Bengal

A Durga puja pandal in Bengal’s Midnapore town is attracting crowds with its Chandrayaan 2 shaped pandal and paying tribute to Indian space programme.
This model inspired by India’s Chandrayaan 2 mission is 40 foot tall and attracting crowds this Durga puja in Bengal’s Midnapore(HT Photo)
This model inspired by India’s Chandrayaan 2 mission is 40 foot tall and attracting crowds this Durga puja in Bengal’s Midnapore(HT Photo)
Published on Oct 05, 2019 06:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Midnapore | ByKoushik Dutta

ISRO releases pictures of moon surface taken by camera on Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter

The ISRO said the image also shows boulders and small craters on the moon.
ISRO releases pictures of the lunar surface clicked by the Orbiter High Resolution Camera (OHRC).(isro.gov.in)
ISRO releases pictures of the lunar surface clicked by the Orbiter High Resolution Camera (OHRC).(isro.gov.in)
Updated on Oct 05, 2019 12:11 PM IST
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Chennai | ByIndo Asian News Service

‘Not giving up’: Isro on making efforts to regain link with Vikram Lander

The Indian Space Research Organisation said on September 7 ground stations lost communication with Vikram (with rover Praygan tucked inside it), minutes before its planned soft-landing on the Lunar surface.
Scientists monitor, as Vikram Lander begins its descent on the south pole of the moon, at ISRO office in Bengaluru on Saturday.(File photo: ANI)
Scientists monitor, as Vikram Lander begins its descent on the south pole of the moon, at ISRO office in Bengaluru on Saturday.(File photo: ANI)
Updated on Jul 06, 2020 12:13 AM IST
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NASA shares Chandrayaan 2 landing site images, says Vikram had hard landing

NASA shares Chandrayaan 2 landing site images, says Vikram had hard landing
Updated on Jul 05, 2020 01:03 AM IST
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‘Hiding in a shadow’: NASA confirms Vikram’s hard landing, tweets pics

The Indian orbiter part of the Chandrayaan 2 mission was able to capture images of the lander a day after the attempted soft-landing went awry. The photographs show that the Vikram landed “very close to the chosen site” and was in an “inverted position”.
NASA eleased high-resolution images captured by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) during its flyby of the lunar region where Vikram lander attempted a soft landing.(Photo: Twitter/@NASA)
NASA eleased high-resolution images captured by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) during its flyby of the lunar region where Vikram lander attempted a soft landing.(Photo: Twitter/@NASA)
Updated on Jul 04, 2020 09:41 PM IST
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NASA shares images of Chandrayaan 2 landing site, says Vikram had hard landing

The lander was just 2.1 km away from making history by being the world’s first space mission to soft-land near the lunar south pole.
NASA eleased high-resolution images captured by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) during its flyby of the lunar region where Vikram lander attempted a soft landing.(Photo: Twitter/@NASA)
NASA eleased high-resolution images captured by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) during its flyby of the lunar region where Vikram lander attempted a soft landing.(Photo: Twitter/@NASA)
Updated on Sep 27, 2019 09:05 AM IST
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Chandrayaan 2 orbiter on track as window to relink with lander shrinks

During the 15 minutes of powered descent on September 7, Isro scientists lost contact with the lander just 2.1 km above the lunar surface.
Chandrayaan-2 lifts off from Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on July 22, 2019.(PTI)
Chandrayaan-2 lifts off from Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on July 22, 2019.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 01, 2020 09:59 PM IST
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Brad Pitt dials NASA astronaut, asks him about Chandrayaan 2

Brad Pitt in a phonecall with NASA astronaut Nick Hague asked if they’d seen the failed descent of the Indian Moon Lander (Chandrayaan).
This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Brad Pitt in a scene from Ad Astra.(AP)
This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Brad Pitt in a scene from Ad Astra.(AP)
Updated on Sep 24, 2020 08:34 PM IST
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‘PM Narendra Modi brought bad luck’: HD Kumaraswamy on why Isro lost contact with Chandrayaan 2’s Vikram lander

Isro had officially confirmed on Tuesday that Chandrayaan-2’s orbiter, which is going around the moon at an altitude of about 100km from the surface, has located the Vikram lander.
Former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy stirred up a controversy on Thursday by saying that PM Narendra Modi brought “bad luck” when he stepped into the Isro premises in Bengarluru.(PTI File Photo)
Former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy stirred up a controversy on Thursday by saying that PM Narendra Modi brought “bad luck” when he stepped into the Isro premises in Bengarluru.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jun 29, 2020 06:33 AM IST
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What happened to Chandrayaan 2 lander? Nasa may offer clues

The lander might have been located but there are no pictures of it yet. That may all change in the next week when Nasa’s Lunar Reconnaissance orbiter passes over the part of the lunar surface where Vikram lander might be found.
Indian Space Research Organisation is still trying establish communication with the lander of Chandrayaan 2—India’s second mission to the moon.(PTI)
Indian Space Research Organisation is still trying establish communication with the lander of Chandrayaan 2—India’s second mission to the moon.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 29, 2020 01:07 AM IST
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Chandrayaan 2 lander located on moon surface, trying to establish contact: Isro chief

Chandrayaan 2: Scientists lost contact with the Vikram lander at 1.53am in the early hours of Saturday,less than two minutes before it was supposed to make a soft landing on the moon’s surface.
Vikram lander was trying to make history by making India the first country to “soft land” on the South Pole of the moon. (ANI photo)
Vikram lander was trying to make history by making India the first country to “soft land” on the South Pole of the moon. (ANI photo)
Updated on Jun 27, 2020 07:12 PM IST
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Time to learn from the mistake and move on

The final moments of the mission, scientists had forecast, would be 15 minutes of terror.
After making clinical progress towards its goal in the first 12 minutes, the mission foundered, proving the scientists right.(HT image)
After making clinical progress towards its goal in the first 12 minutes, the mission foundered, proving the scientists right.(HT image)
Published on Sep 08, 2019 01:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAjey Lele

Thane residents make their own eco-friendly idols

“Every year, we feature the current affairs for theme. The entire backdrop is made of cardboard,” said Sajesh Patil, 30. The family has been putting up a pandal for 33 years.
The idol made by Amit Sonawane; (below) the clay idol made by an 18-year-old.(praful gangurde/ht photo)
The idol made by Amit Sonawane; (below) the clay idol made by an 18-year-old.(praful gangurde/ht photo)
Updated on Sep 08, 2019 01:41 AM IST
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