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Our own orbiter had located Vikram Lander: ISRO Chief

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chief K Sivan on American space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) recent tweet about finding Vikram Lander on moon’s surface said, India’s own orbited located it and it was declared on the ISRO’s website. ISRO Chief also talked about future space missions.

Our orbiter had already located Vikram Lander: ISRO Chief rejects NASA claims

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chief K Sivan has claimed that the Vikram Lander of Chandrayaan-2 had been spotted by the space agency's own orbiter much ahead of NASA, which on Tuesday announced that it had located the debris of Vikram's crash landing on the moon in September last year and credited Chennai based engineer for the finding. "Our own orbiter had located Vikram Lander, we had already declared that on our website, you can go back and see," said Sivan while speaking to reporters here on Tuesday.

I was hooked to NASA's moon surface images for days: Shanmuga Subramanian who found lost Vikram Lander

American Space Agency NASA has credited Chennai-based engineer and space science enthusiast Shanmuga Subramanian for a tip-off that led to the discovery of ISRO’s moonlander Vikram, which crashed into the surface of the moon in the last stages of a complex manoeuvre in September this year.

NASA finds Vikram Lander, releases images of impact site on Moon surface

This image shows the Vikram Lander impact point and associated debris field. Green dots indicate spacecraft debris (confirmed or likely). Blue dots locate disturbed soil, likely where small bits of the spacecraft churned up the regolith. "S" indicates debris identified by Shanmuga Subramanian. This portion of the Narrow Angle Camera mosaic was made from images M1328074531L/R and M1328081572L/R acquired Nov. 11.

CARTOSAT-3, 13 US nano satellites successfully launched; ISRO crosses 300 foreign satellite launch mark

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday successfully injected into orbit its earth imaging and mapping satellite CARTOSAT-3 along with 13 commercial nano satellites from the United States. CASRTOSAT-3 is the ninth in the Cartosat series and today's launch is the fifth for ISRO in 2019. India crossed the milestone of launching 300 foreign satellites on Wednesday morning when its rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-XL (PSLV-XL) put into orbit 13 nano satellites from the US.

ISRO launches CARTOSAT-3, 13 nano satellites from Sriharikota

India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-XL (PSLV-XL) rocket carrying advanced earth observation satellite Cartosat-3 and 13 US nano satellites lifted off from the second launch pad of the rocket port here on Wednesday. At about 9.28 a.m. the 44.4 metre tall, weighing 320 ton rocket blasted off from the second launch pad at the country's rocket port here. The launch was normal despite a clouded sky. According to ISRO, the 1,625 kg Cartosat-3 is an advanced agile satellite to obtain panchromatic and multispectral imagery with an operational life of five years.

Chandrayaan-2 sends new 3D images of moon's surface

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday released new three-dimensional images from the moon's surface captured by the Chandrayaan-2. The images of a crater from the lunar surface was captured by the Terrain Mapping Camera-2 aboard Chandrayaan-2. "Have a look of 3D view of a crater imaged by TMC-2 of #Chandrayaan2. TMC-2 provides images at 5m spatial resolution & stereo triplets (fore, nadir and aft views) for preparing DEM of the complete lunar surface," ISRO tweeted from its official handle.

Watch: Cargo capsule reaches International Space Station

A supply ship docked with the International Space Station on Monday, with sports car parts, an oven for baking cookies and a vest to protect against radiation. Northrop Grumman launched its Cygnus capsule for NASA from Wallops Island, Virginia. The 8,200-pound shipment (3,700 kilograms) reached the orbiting lab over Madagascar.

ISRO tweeted first illuminated image of the lunar surface

Watch: The first illuminated image of the lunar surface acquired by Chandrayaan2’s IIRS payload. IIRS is designed to measure reflected sunlight from the lunar surface in narrow and contiguous spectral channels.

Watch: NASA unveils new spacesuits for Artemis program

NASA has unveiled two next generation spacesuits for its Artemis program as the space agency prepares to send astronauts to the moon by 2024. One of the spacesuits is called the Exploration Exravehicular Mobility Unit, or "xEMU" for short, for exploring the surface of the Moon's South Pole.

NASA unable to locate Vikram Lander, releases images of Chandrayaan-2 landing site

NASA unable to locate Vikram Lander, releases images of Chandrayaan-2 landing site

Vikram had a "hard landing", NASA said on Friday, as it released high-resolution images captured by its reconnaissance orbiter of the Moon's unchartered south pole where the Chandrayaan 2 lander attempted to soft-land during the ambitious mission three weeks ago. The module had attempted a soft landing on a small patch of lunar highland smooth plains between Simpelius N and Manzinus C craters before losing communication with ISRO on September 7. The images were taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, however, owing to dusk the lander could not be located.

Chandrayaan-2 orbiter performing well, national committee to analyse what went wrong

Chandrayaan-2 orbiter performing well, national committee to analyse what went wrong

ISRO Chief K Sivan said on Thursday (September 26) that Chandrayaan-2 orbiter is doing very well. All payload operations have commenced, it's doing extremely well. We have got no signal from lander but orbiter is working very well. A national level committee is now analysing what really went wrong with the lander. "Maybe after the committee submits the report, we'll work on the future plan. Necessary approvals and other processes are required. We are working on that," K Sivan further added. Later, he also talked about Gaganyaan mission. He was in Gujarat's Ahmedabad for a conference on system engineering for national development. (ANI)

Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter doing very well, no communication with lander: ISRO Chief

Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter doing very well, no communication with lander: ISRO Chief

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chief K Sivan on Saturday said that the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter is doing very well and the eight instruments in the orbiter are doing exactly what they're meant to do.

NASA orbiter to fly over Vikram landing site, capture images

NASA orbiter to fly over Vikram landing site, capture images

As ISRO tries to reconnect with Vikram lander, a lunar probe of NASA, which is scheduled to fly-over Vikram lander's landing surface today, will try capturing images of Vikram lander.

Researchers discover vapour in atmosphere of planet beyond our solar system

Researchers discover vapour in atmosphere of planet beyond our solar system

Scientists for the first time have detected water in the atmosphere of an Earth-like planet orbiting a distant star, evidence that a key ingredient for life exists beyond our solar system, according to a study published on Wednesday.

Chandrayaan-2's 'Vikram' lander, now lying in a tilted position

Chandrayaan-2's 'Vikram' lander, now lying in a tilted position

Not losing hope, the Indian Space Research Organisation continued to make all-out efforts to establish link with Chandrayaan-2's 'Vikram' lander, now lying on the lunar surface after a hard-landing.Vikram, with rover 'Pragyan' housed inside it, hit the lunar surface after communication with the ground-stations was lost during its final descent, just 2.1 km above the lunar surface, in the early hours of Saturday."It had a hard-landing very close to the planned (touch-down) site as per the images sent by the on-board camera of the orbiter. The lander is there as a single piece, not broken into pieces. It's in a tilted position," an ISRO official associated with the mission claimed on Monday."We are making all-out efforts to see whether communication can be re-established with the lander," the official said."An ISRO team is the on the job at ISROTelemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) here."Chandrayaan-2 comprises an orbiter, lander (Vikram) and rover (Pragyan).The mission life of the lander and rover is one Lunar day, which is equal to 14 earth days.

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