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Their expression changed to one of concern as there was a deviation from the planned path about 12 minutes after the powered descent started.(HT image)

From cheers to gloom, what transpired inside mission centre

New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 12:53 AM IST
A successful first and second absolute navigational phase had the scientists in the mission control room smiling and cheering.
Suspense hangs over the fate of India’s first moon lander Vikram as the communication link seems to be broken just before the final touchdown. Handout via REUTERS
Suspense hangs over the fate of India’s first moon lander Vikram as the communication link seems to be broken just before the final touchdown. Handout via REUTERS

Communications from lander Vikram lost: ISRO

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 03:01 AM IST
ISRO Chairman K Sivan was seen engaged in intense discussions with some scientists. Soon he announced that the Vikram lander descent was as planned and normal performance observed upto altitude of 2.1 km.
Sriharikota: India’s second Moon mission Chandrayaan-2 lifts off onboard GSLV Mk III-M1 launch vehicle from Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, Monday, July 22, 2019.(PTI)
Sriharikota: India’s second Moon mission Chandrayaan-2 lifts off onboard GSLV Mk III-M1 launch vehicle from Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, Monday, July 22, 2019.(PTI)

‘It was a tense 30 minutes’: ISRO chief on Chandrayaan-2 entering moon’s orbit

Chennai | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 10:08 PM IST
Chandrayaan 2: According to an ISRO official, the monitoring of Chandrayaan-2 was round-the-clock and officials were anxious to see that the spacecraft was on course to the moon.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday presented special bravery award to an elderly couple from Tirunelveli district, who recently fought armed robbers with plastic chairs and slippers.(CMOTamil nadu/Twitter)
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday presented special bravery award to an elderly couple from Tirunelveli district, who recently fought armed robbers with plastic chairs and slippers.(CMOTamil nadu/Twitter)

Elderly Tamil Nadu couple, who fought robbers, get bravery awards

Chennai | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2019 09:02 AM IST
Palaniswami awarded the couple -- P. Shanmugavelu and his wife Senthamarai -- with Rs 2 lakh in cash and gold medals for their exemplary act of bravery in chasing away two robbers who had attacked them with machetes at their home.
In this picture released by ISRO on July 11, 2019, the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV Mk 3) or 'Bahubali' is seen at the second launch pad ahead of the launch of Chandrayaan-2, in Sriharikota.(PTI PHOTO.)
In this picture released by ISRO on July 11, 2019, the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV Mk 3) or 'Bahubali' is seen at the second launch pad ahead of the launch of Chandrayaan-2, in Sriharikota.(PTI PHOTO.)

Hours to go before launch of Chandrayaan-2, India’s first lunar landing mission

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2019 12:31 AM IST
Chandrayaan-2: Known as ISRO’s most powerful launcher and measuring 44 metres in height, the 640-tonne rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III) that will launch Chandrayaan-2, has been nicknamed ‘Bahubali’.
In a special mission in March, the Indian space agency will launch an electronic intelligence satellite Emisat for the DRDO. (Photo by Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)(HT Photo)
In a special mission in March, the Indian space agency will launch an electronic intelligence satellite Emisat for the DRDO. (Photo by Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)(HT Photo)

ISRO to launch defence satellite in March for DRDO

Chennai | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2019 04:02 PM IST
The ISRO will also be launching two more defence satellites sometime in July/August with its new rocket Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV).
Space agencies would normally fly an animal first in an unmanned space mission to test the life support systems before putting a man inside a rocket to fly it.(HT Photo)
Space agencies would normally fly an animal first in an unmanned space mission to test the life support systems before putting a man inside a rocket to fly it.(HT Photo)

ISRO not to fly any living being before actual manned space mission

Indo Asian News Service, Chennai | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2018 03:51 PM IST
The Indian space agency will not test fly any living being on its two experimental flights before its actual human space mission planned in 2022.
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