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Chandrayaan-2 lifts off from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota in July, 2019. (AP)

Retrospective: July 22, Chandrayaan-2 and India's lunar ambitions

Written by Joydeep Bose, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2021 07:46 AM IST
Chandrayaan-2: Even though the lunar lander did not arrive on the surface of the Moon as intended, the spacecraft's orbiter operations remain functional. The orbiter, with its eight scientific instruments, will continue its seven-year mission to study the surface of the Moon.
Chandrayaan-II hard-landed on lunar surface last year. The Indian Space Research Organisation had then resolved to launch the project again.(PTI (Image for representation purpose))
Chandrayaan-II hard-landed on lunar surface last year. The Indian Space Research Organisation had then resolved to launch the project again.(PTI (Image for representation purpose))

Chandrayaan-3 to be launched in first half of 2021, says govt

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2020 06:27 PM IST
In written response to a question in Lok Sabha, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Singh said four biological and two physical science experiments related to microgravity will be conducted during the Gaganyaan project, India’s manned mission to space.
Moon lander Vikram got separated from its mother spacecraft Chandrayaan-2.(ISRO Photo)
Moon lander Vikram got separated from its mother spacecraft Chandrayaan-2.(ISRO Photo)

Chandrayaan 2 lander put in lower orbit, one manoeuvre left before moon landing

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 01:20 AM IST
Chandrayaan 2: The propulsion system on-board the indigenously developed lander was fired for the first time today.
Chandrayaan-2 captured some images of the lunar surface.(ISRO image)
Chandrayaan-2 captured some images of the lunar surface.(ISRO image)

ISRO releases latest photos of Moon craters taken by Chandrayaan-2

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 10:04 AM IST
The space agency said the pictures of the lunar surface were taken on August 23 by the Terrain Mapping Camera-2 of Chandrayaan-2 from an altitude of about 4,375 km.
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