Setback to moon mission as link to lander lost

IANS-   In the last stage snag, communications between India’s moon lander Vikram and the orbiter got snapped as the former was only 2.1 km away from its designated landing spot on the moon’s the South Pole early on Saturday, throwing suspense over the fate of Rs 978 crore Chandrayaan-2 mission. Announcing loss of the […]

Countdown for Chandrayaan-2 lift-off progressing smoothly

IANS-   The 20-hour countdown for the July 15 early morning lift-off of India’s heavy rocket nicknamed ‘Bahubali’ carrying the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft is progressing smoothly, Indian space agency officials said. “The countdown began at 6.51 a.m. on Sunday,” K. Sivan, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), told IANS. Standing at about 44 metre tall, the […]