Shanmuga Subramanian, a Chennai-based engineer, identified the debris of the Vikram lander in 2019.
Chandrayaan-2, aimed at landing a rover on unchartered Lunar South Pole, was launched on July 22, 2019 on board the country's most powerful geosynchronous launch vehicle.
The Indian Space Research Organisation had then resolved to launch the project again. It had said the project is likely to be launched by the end of the year.
Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) has contributed to the Gaganyaan space mission and has successfully produced plates to be used in the satellite launch vehicle (SLV) that would launch the mission, SAIL's Bhilai Steel Plant (SAIL-BSP) CEO Anirban Dasgupta told PTI.
The organisation had garnered high praise for the appointment of Vanitha and Ritu Karidhal as project director and mission director
Tom Soderstrom consoled ISRO and reassured that landing a rover is indeed a rather difficult task.
Born in an affluent industrialist family in Ahmedabad, Dr Sarabhai's achievements are a reflection of what Indian scientists are today doing at ISRO.
NASA's confirmation came nearly three months after India's Chandrayaan-2 mission made a hard landing near the uncharted lunar south pole in the wee hours of September 7.
NASA released an image which showed the impact site and the associated debris field, with parts scattered over almost two dozen locations spanning many kilometres
Singh, however, said most components of technology demonstration, including the launch, orbital critical maneuvers, lander separation, de-boost and rough braking phase were successfully accomplished.
Noting that no country in the world would progress without science and technology, Modi said science is not like preparing instant noodles and people should not expect immediate results from scientific researches
The image was captured by the Imaging Infrared Spectrometer (IIRS) payload on-board the latest lunar exploration mission, ISRO said in a statement on its website.
the tattoos covered myriad milestones achieved by the government in power, including the recently concluded Howdy Modi event in Texas
Sivan explained that the 98% success rate was not announced arbitrarily but after carefully studying the multiple objectives achieved in the course of the mission.
The LRO passed over the landing site on September 17 and acquired a set of high-resolution images of the area; so far the LROC team has not been able to locate or image the lander.
Chandrayaan 2, the second Indian lunar mission, had suffered a snag while attempting a historic landing on the uncharted South Pole of the Moon.
These include, use of five engines in the lander rather than one, change in satellite carrier from GSLV MK II to heavier carrier GSLV Mk III, and finally the 30 km distance from where the final descend began.
Indian Space Research Organisation in a tweet last Friday said that the agency has set up a national committee of academicians and ISRO experts to analyse the cause of loss of communication with the lander.
K Sivan said ISRO is focusing on another moon mission by 2020.
NASA’s orbiter is now expected to fly over the site next on October 14. Lighting conditions are expected to be favourable then. However, it could be too late for hopes of establishing contact
After the lander was spotted on September 8, ISRO had 14 days to establish connection with the lander, ending September 21.
The US astronaut reflected on the importance of international cooperation in space missions like these.
The moon mission has stoked curiosity like no other. More to the point, another loop of success is in the making
The US space agency’s DSN operator Richard Stephenson also confirmed that the network is helping secure a communication link with the lander
ISRO continues “all possible efforts" to establish communication with the Vikram lander