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The space agency had got support from the entire nation, despite it losing communication with the lander ahead of the touchdown, with people from all walks of life praising ISRO and its scientists for the achievement.(HT FILE)

Isro tweets thank you for support to Chandrayaan 2 after losing contact with lander

By Press Trust of India | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 11:56 PM IST
Prime Minister Modi, who had flown down to Bengaluru to watch the planned touchdown of Vikram, had told ISRO scientists not to get dejected and disheartened and said the country was proud of them.
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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)

Chandrayaan 2 lander located on moon surface, trying to establish contact: Isro chief

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 07:12 PM IST
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.
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The last 15 minutes of the mission, in which the lander attempts to guide itself with the help of its own propulsion system, had been described by Sivan earlier as “15 minutes of terror”.(HT image)
The last 15 minutes of the mission, in which the lander attempts to guide itself with the help of its own propulsion system, had been described by Sivan earlier as “15 minutes of terror”.(HT image)

Vikram lander falls silent 2.1 km from Moon

By Anonna Dutt | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 11:54 PM IST
The orbiter will, however, continue to revolve around the moon and collect significant scientific information on the lunar terrain, elements present on the moon, and the exosphere, the thin layer of atmosphere around the moon.
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This photo released by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) shows its Geosynchronous Satellite launch Vehicle (GSLV) MkIII carrying Chandrayaan-2 lift off from Satish Dhawan Space center in Sriharikota, India, Monday, July 22, 2019.(AP)
This photo released by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) shows its Geosynchronous Satellite launch Vehicle (GSLV) MkIII carrying Chandrayaan-2 lift off from Satish Dhawan Space center in Sriharikota, India, Monday, July 22, 2019.(AP)

Chandrayaan 2: Final orbit lowering move today, lander to separate out on Monday

By Anonna Dutt | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2020 04:11 AM IST
This will be the final orbit in which the orbiter module of the spacecraft will stay for a year and conduct experiments to study the lunar terrain, the thin atmosphere around the moon, lunar ionosphere, and minerals on the moon.
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The Rs 800-crore lunar mission named “Chandrayaan-2” comes over a decade after India went up to the lunar orbit on November 8, 2008 after the “Chandrayaan-1” (pictured) launch on October 22 onboard a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket from the spaceport in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.(AP/File Photo)
The Rs 800-crore lunar mission named “Chandrayaan-2” comes over a decade after India went up to the lunar orbit on November 8, 2008 after the “Chandrayaan-1” (pictured) launch on October 22 onboard a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket from the spaceport in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.(AP/File Photo)

India’s second lunar mission to land on moon with lander, rover: ISRO

By Indo Asian News Service | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2018 07:43 PM IST
The 3,890-kg Chandrayaan-2, which will be launched onboard the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mk-3, will orbit around the moon and study its lunar conditions to collect data on its topography, mineralogy and exosphere.
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