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Softlanding on Moon is biggest Chandrayaan-2 mission test for ISRO

The most challenging part of the ambitious venture would come on September 7 when the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will try something it has not done before.

IIT-Mandi developing technology to convert heat into electricity

While solar power has received a lot of attention, other alternative sources are equally promising, even if less known, researchers said.

After Chandrayaan, ISRO planning missions to Sun, Venus & Mars in next few years

Indian space agency has chalked out plans to carry out an ambitious 36 launches in two years time.

Chandrayaan-2: Our heart was almost stopping, ISRO Chairman after lunar orbit insertion

As ISRO scientists started firing Chandrayaan-2's onboard liquid engine to put the spacecraft in an orbit around the Moon, Sivan said "our heartbeat increased".

M Vanitha: From a studious pupil to managing India's moon landing mission

Vanitha is the first female Project Director of India's inter-planetary mission.

Chandrayaan-2 put into lunar orbit, now just a few days away from landing on the moon

The next Lunar bound orbit manoeuvre is scheduled on Wednesday between 12.30-1.30 p.m.

ISRO to inject Chandrayaan 2 into lunar orbit Tuesday

"It's tomorrow morning (tentatively between 8.30 am and 9.30 am). It's challenging," Chairman of ISRO, K Sivan, said.

IIT Guwahati researchers develop membranes that can separate oil and water

The team has also developed a prototype of oil-water separation device using these membranes.

Chandrayaan-2 to enter Moon orbit around 9.30am tomorrow

Around 29 days after liftoff from Sriharikota on July 22, Chandrayaan-2 is finally going to enter Moon’s orbit around 9.30am on Tuesday. It is touted to be a milestone in itself for Isro before the lunarcraft’s historic moonlanding on September 7​. Critical velocity is a must to craft’s orbit entry, otherwise it will fly away, said ex-Isro chief.

Chandrayaan-2 to land on the lunar south polar region on Sept 7: ISRO

Chandrayaan-2 will explore a region of the moon where no mission has ever set foot.

It's official, in a 1st, Isro invites private firms to build 5 PSLVs

It's official, in a 1st, Isro invites private firms to build 5 PSLVs

The agency has invited Indian companies to build five PSLVs for nearly Rs 1,000 cr.

IIT Madras working on tech to produce power from estuaries

IIT Madras working on tech to produce power from estuaries

The benefit of osmotic power generation is that estuaries in which sea water and the fresh water rivers meet can be used to generate power.

Isro @ 50: India's space agency now has a new mission

Isro @ 50: India's space agency now has a new mission

On the golden jubilee year of Isro, its chairman K Sivan said the agency is now looking to develop technologies required for future.

Sky is not the limit for ISRO

Sky is not the limit for ISRO

TOI Traces Isro’s Journey From The Days It Used A Church As A Launchpad To Its Moon Mission Now Once seeking foreign help, agency now rubs shoulders with the best

Tamil Nadu honours "Rocketman" K Sivan with Kalam Award for stellar scientific work

Tamil Nadu honours "Rocketman" K Sivan with Kalam Award for stellar scientific work

The award carries 8 gm gold medal, Rs five lakh in cash and a citation.

After crucial manoeuvre, Chandrayaan-2 leaves earth orbit, heads to Moon

After crucial manoeuvre, Chandrayaan-2 leaves earth orbit, heads to Moon

The spacecraft, now on "Lunar Transfer Trajectory", is expected to reach the moon's orbit on August 20 with the soft landing of rover on the lunar surface planned on September 7.

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