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ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 leaves earth's orbit, enters lunar transfer trajectory

Chandrayaan-2 will now approach the Moon on August 20 and finally land near the south pole of the moon on September 7.

Aug 14, 2019, 07:38 AM IST

Chandrayaan-2: All that you need to know about India's second lunar mission

After the successful launch of India's second lunar mission, Prime Minister Narender Modi has deployed his best team for its continues monitoring. Chandrayaan- 2 is now three-step closer to the moon. What to know more.

Jul 31, 2019, 19:34 PM IST

Chandrayaan 2 gets three steps closer to Moon, third orbit raising maneuver successful

The third earth-bound orbit raising maneuver was done using the onboard propulsion system for a firing duration of 989 seconds. ISRO also said that all spacecraft parameters are normal.

Jul 29, 2019, 17:48 PM IST

Chandrayaan-2 journey to the Moon: What the lunar mission will do in its 48-day trip

The GSLV MkIII-M1 injected Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft into an elliptical earth orbit after about 16 minutes 14 seconds after the lift-off.

Jul 23, 2019, 11:17 AM IST

Chandrayaan 2: Know these super women behind India's second lunar mission

For the first time in Indian history Chandrayaan-2, India’s second lunar mission is leading by two women scientists of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Muthayya Vanitha is leading the Chandryaan-2 and on the other hand, Ritu Karidhal is working as Mission Director. It had never happened before when women power is heading this much of highly important ISRO mission. Project Director and Mission Director both are women for Chandrayaan-2. Muthayya Vanitha is an electronics engineer, now responsible for the success and failure of Chandrayaan-2. On the other hand, Mission Director Ritu Karidhal was earlier working as Deputy Director of the Mars Mission.

Jul 22, 2019, 14:14 PM IST

Know why and how last 15 minutes of landing of 'Chandrayaan-2' are critical

In this segment of Zee News, Know why and how last 15 minutes of the landing of 'Chandrayaan-2' is critical. Watch this video to know completely in detail.

Jul 22, 2019, 14:12 PM IST

Last 15 minutes of landing of 'Chandrayaan-2' are more critical: ISRO

Isro Moon Mission, Chandrayaan 2 is all set for the much-anticipated launch this afternoon after the initial attempt on July 15 was abandoned due to a technical snag. The ambitious second Moon mission of India is expected to lift off from the Sriharikota space station at 2:43 pm. Chandrayaan 2 will take off aboard the most powerful GSLV-Mk-III rocket dubbed ‘Baahubali’. Countdown for the lift-off started at 6:43 pm on Sunday and it will finally end with the rocket soaring into the skies, carrying a “billion dreams” with it, as observed by Isro. On July 15, the launch was called off 56 minutes and 24 seconds before the scheduled blast off at 1.55 am from the spaceport in Sriharikota following a technical problem in the rocket. The glitch had occurred when liquid-propellant was being loaded into the rocket's indigenous cryogenic upper stage engine. On Sunday, Isro said in a statement that all glitches have been removed and the rocket is ready for launch. While Isro makes the final preparations and fills fuel into the tanks of GSLV-Mk-III.

Jul 22, 2019, 13:30 PM IST

Less Than 3 Hours Left For Second Moon Mission to Take Off From Sriharikota

As India gears up for round two of the ambitious moon mission, Chandrayaan-2 is all set for its historic flight to explore the south pole region of Moon. The rocket will be launched at 2:43 PM sharp on Monday from the second launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.

If the mission succeeds, India would be placed among the top four lunar pioneers after the US, Russia, and China.

The Rs 978-crore mission, which was originally scheduled to set off at 2.51 AM on July 15 was rescheduled just 56 minutes before the launch due to a technical glitch. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientists aborted the mission but took swift remedial actions and announced the re-launch three days ago.

Jul 22, 2019, 13:06 PM IST

Chandrayaan-2 launch today: How mission will stick to timeline despite delay

The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft will spend six additional days in Earth’s orbit and 15 fewer days around the Moon before it lands on the day that was originally planned, Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) scientists have said, giving details of how the mission will stick to its timelines despite a week’s delay.

The 20-hour countdown for the lift-off at 2.43pm on Monday began on Sunday evening, six days after the July 15 attempt had to be aborted with just 56 minutes and 24 seconds left on the clock. The delay was forced by a leak in the engine of the GSLV-MkIII rocket that is to carry the Chandrayaan-2 into space.

Jul 22, 2019, 12:34 PM IST

20-hour countdown for Chandrayaan-2 underway, launch at 2:43 PM on Monday

This is the second attempt to launch the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft onboard the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle - Mark III (GSLV Mk III).

Jul 21, 2019, 17:00 PM IST

ISRO sets July 22 as new date for the launch of Chandrayaan-2

The launch of Chandrayaan 2 on July 15 was put off after a technical snag was observed one hour before the scheduled liftoff.

Jul 18, 2019, 11:25 AM IST

Chandrayaan 2, ISRO's moon mission, puts India in the top space league

The man objective of the latest Moon mission is to carry out various experiments to understand the extent and significance of the presence of water on the celestial body as confirmed by the Chandrayaan 1 mission. This is also for the first time that India is trying to land a robotic rover on Moon. If the mission succeeds, India would become the fourth country in the world to make a soft landing on Moon and put a rover on it.

Jul 14, 2019, 22:01 PM IST

WATCH: Behind-the-scenes footage of ISRO's Chandrayaan 2 mission

In ISRO's exclusive video footage, various components of Chandrayaan 2 can be seen coming together. 

Jul 14, 2019, 18:13 PM IST

Chandrayaan 2 is India's most complex lunar mission, says ex-ISRO chief G Madhavan Nair

As the countdown for India's ambitious lunar mission Chandrayaan 2 began, former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief G Madhavan Nair on Sunday said that it is one of the most complex missions undertaken by the country.

Jul 14, 2019, 15:42 PM IST

Chandrayaan 2: Twenty-hour countdown on for ISRO's landmark Lunar mission

The countdown began at 6:51 am for the launch which is scheduled to take place at 2:51 am on July 15 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota onboard GSLV Mk III, nicknamed as 'Bahubali'.

Jul 14, 2019, 10:21 AM IST

Heavy rocket GSLV Mk III undergoing launch checks for historic flight to Moon, says ISRO

Taking to Twitter, ISRO said that the Chandrayaan 2 will be launched from the launch pad at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh at 2.51 am (IST) on July 15.

Jul 11, 2019, 19:46 PM IST

India planning to have own space station: ISRO chief K Sivan

On Wednesday, the ISRO chief had announced that India will be launching its second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 on July 15 at 2:51 am.

Jun 13, 2019, 17:21 PM IST

India to land near moon's south pole on September 6

"We will launch our second moon mission (Chandrayaan-2) on July 15 at 02:15 a.m., to land by September 6 or7 near the lunar south pole, where no one went so far, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan told reporters here.

Jun 13, 2019, 15:13 PM IST

India to launch second moon mission on July 15

"The 3,890 kg Chandrayaan-2 mission will be launched on board a heavy rocket from our spaceport at Sriharikota on July 15 at 2:15 a.m., with an orbiter, lander and rover," state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan told reporters here.
 

Jun 13, 2019, 15:06 PM IST

ISRO to launch India's second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 on July 15

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will be launching India's second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 on 15 July at 2:51 am. Watch this video to know more.

Jun 13, 2019, 07:58 AM IST