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Next major event on September 2: ISRO chief K Sivan explains the road ahead for Chandrayaan-2

Sivan said that the next major event for Chandrayaan-2 is September 2, when the Vikram lander will be separated from the orbiter.

Aug 20, 2019, 13:08 PM IST

Tense 30 minutes: ISRO chairman K Sivan on Chandrayaan-2 entering lunar orbit

It was a great relief and joy when the Chandrayaan-2 was put into the lunar orbit successfully, said ISRO chairman K Sivan.

Aug 20, 2019, 11:19 AM IST

Chandrayaan 2 will be around Moon on August 20, landing on September 7: ISRO

ISRO chairman K Sivan has said that Chandrayaan 2 will close the distance with the Moon from August 14.

Aug 12, 2019, 16:52 PM IST

One aim, thousand brains: The team that led India's Chandrayaan 2 mission

While the contribution of each and every scientist at ISRO is invaluable in making the launch of Chandrayaan 2 a success, a few men and women stand out for their leadership as well as genius.

Jul 22, 2019, 21:13 PM IST

Chandrayaan 2: A big launch for ISRO, a massive leap for India towards moon

ISRO successfully launched Chandrayaan 2 mission which seeks to study the possible presence of water at the moon's south pole, unexplored by any other nation before.

Jul 22, 2019, 16:53 PM IST

GSLV Mk III, nicknamed Baahubali, injects Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft into Earth's orbit

ISRO scientists will use Earth's gravity to slingshot the spacecraft forward. The landing on Moon's surface is expected to take place after 48 days.

Jul 22, 2019, 15:24 PM IST

Chandrayaan-2 to perform 15 manoeuvres, says ISRO chairman K Sivan

India's ambitious lunar mission - Chandrayaan-2 - will explore a region of Moon where no one has ever set foot. 

Jul 21, 2019, 18:23 PM 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, India's most prestigious mission: ISRO chairman K Sivan

The 20-hour countdown for the mission will begin on Sunday.

Jul 13, 2019, 14:58 PM IST

ISRO launches PSLV-C46 carrying earth observation satellite RISAT-2B into space

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) PSLV-C46 carrying earth observation satellite RISAT-2B lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on Wednesday.

May 22, 2019, 05:52 AM IST

ISRO planning 7 interplanetary missions, including a solar probe, within a decade: Chairman Dr K Sivan

The missions include a probe to study Sun's corona, Venus, Mars Orbiter 2 and Chandrayaan 3.

May 18, 2019, 05:54 AM IST

We are at par with China, says ISRO Chairman K Sivan on space race

The statement comes days after China landed Chang'e-4 lunar probe on the dark side of the moon and ahead of India's Chandrayaan 2 mission which will be launched this year. 

Jan 18, 2019, 15:53 PM IST

India likely to fly its first woman astronaut in space by 2021: ISRO

ISRO also set December 2021 deadline for Gaganyaan, India's manned mission to space.


Jan 11, 2019, 18:57 PM IST

India's IDRSS to be satellite communication hub in sky

The Indian Data Relay Satellite System and ISRO's GSLV MK III will concurrently improve earth observation and communication links.

Dec 18, 2018, 10:25 AM IST

Credit for successful launch must go to entire team, says ISRO Chairman K Sivan

The GSLV-MK-III D2, carrying cutting-edge communication satellite GSAT-29, was launched into the outer space from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

Nov 14, 2018, 18:26 PM IST

India to explore Space Tourism soon: ISRO chairman K Sivan

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman on Thursday said that India need to explore space tourism. 

Oct 11, 2018, 21:08 PM IST

Moon mission a calculated risk, says ISRO chairman K Sivan

Sivan was speaking at the ninth convocation of GITAM Deemed to be University at Rudraram in neighbouring Sangareddy district.

Sep 23, 2018, 00:02 AM IST

No plans of sending animals to space before planned manned mission: ISRO

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.

Sep 14, 2018, 15:27 PM IST

ISRO keen to outsource PSLV, small satellite launch vehicle

ISRO and its commercial wing Antrix today said they are willing to outsource manufacturing of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) and the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) so that the space agency could focus on the proposed human space programme.

Aug 30, 2018, 13:55 PM IST