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Chandrayaan-2 orbiter observes solar flares, analyses Sun's X-ray emissions: ISRO

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday said that the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter detected a series of solar flares using Solar X-ray Monitor (XSM) of Chandrayaan 2 and the US’ Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES-15) between September 30 to October 1.

Oct 10, 2019, 22:49 PM IST

Chandrayaan 2: Deadline to re-establish contact with Vikram Lander to end on September 21

The 14-day timeline given by ISRO for establishing contact with the Lander has a deadline of September 21 because after that the moon region will enter into a lunar light. On the afternoon of September 19, based on the photographs received by scientists, there was a long shadow appearing on the lunar surface. 

Sep 20, 2019, 18:43 PM IST

Reducing Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter's orbit to locate Vikram Lander can be risky: Experts

Space experts on Monday said that ISRO should not try to reduce the orbit of Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter in order to pick up any weak signals or to take a closer look at Vikram Lander that had lost contact with ISRO on Saturday because the reduction in orbit can prove dangerous for the Orbiter itself.

Sep 09, 2019, 22:25 PM IST

ISRO trying to contact Vikram Lander, 12 days still left; Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter working fine

With Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter locating the Vikram Lander on the Moon's surface, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is making all efforts to establish communication with the same. ISRO chief K Sivan had on Sunday announced that the Orbiter had taken a thermal image of Vikram.

Sep 09, 2019, 11:15 AM IST

ISRO efforts to contact lost Chandrayaan-2 Vikram lander to go on for 14 days, Orbiter lifespan 7 years

ISRO chairman K Sivan said 90 to 95 per cent of the mission objectives have been accomplished. 

Sep 07, 2019, 23:22 PM IST

Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission continues, 'cutting-edge science' expected from Orbiter

The Orbiter is still in contact with ISRO and will beam back critical information.

Sep 07, 2019, 17:59 PM IST

Vikram Lander successfully separates from Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter

The separation of the Vikram Lander from Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter took place on Monday, according to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Watch this video to know more.

Sep 03, 2019, 07:24 AM IST

NASA orbiters set for close encounter with comet near Mars

A comet called C/2013 A1 or Siding Spring will pass within about 139,500 kms of Mars Sunday, NASA said in a statement.

Oct 18, 2014, 15:14 PM IST

China successfully launches orbiter into space

China today successfully sent an experimental orbiter into space to conduct scientific and technological experiments.

Jul 15, 2013, 19:46 PM IST

NASA’s Mars Orbiter completes 5-yr mark

NASA’s prolific Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has completed five years of circling the Red Planet.

Mar 10, 2011, 13:30 PM IST

China set to launch sixth orbiter into space: Official

China will launch its sixth orbiter into space in the "coming days" as part of its plans to set up indigenous satellite-navigation and-positioning network, a top official said.

Oct 29, 2010, 21:57 PM IST

China draws up plan to send orbiter to Mars in 2013

China has drawn up a technical plan to send an orbiter to Mars in 2013 for exploration of the planet.

Oct 22, 2010, 13:40 PM IST

Scientists wowed by Mars orbiter performance

Scientists are impressed with the flood of data beamed back by NASA`s most advanced Mars orbiter.

Mar 04, 2010, 10:13 AM IST