Here's What India's Prime Minister Modi Told Chandrayaan-2 Scientists After Moon Landing Went Awry

Space.comThe apparent loss of India's first moon lander Vikram has cast a pall on the country's Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told the nation's space agency it must forge ahead. In a heartfelt 25-minute speech at the Indian Space ...

September 7th 2019


'We Came Very Close:' Indian Prime Minister Modi Lauds Chandrayaan-2 Team

Space.comIndia's space program will bounce back strong from the apparent failure of Friday's (Sept. 6) lunar landing attempt, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed. The nation's Chandrayaan-2 moon orbiter dropped a lander called Vikram toward the lunar surface ...

September 7th 2019


India's Attempt To Land Rover At Moon's South Pole Fails

NPRIndia's attempt to become the first country to land a robotic mission at the Moon's south pole has failed, after engineers lost contact with the Vikram lander — part of the Chandrayaan-2 probe. Scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation lost signal ...

September 7th 2019


India's historic landing on moon's polar surface may have failed

CNN(CNN) India's historic attempt to soft land a rover on the moon may have ended in failure moments before landing and scientists scrambled to analyze the final communication from Chandrayaan-2. "Vikram lander descent was as planned and normal ...

September 6th 2019


India's Chandrayaan-2 Vikram moon lander status a tense mystery

CNETIndia's prime minister, and space fans, took to Twitter to offer encouragement to the Chandrayaan-2 team and also mourn the probable loss of the lander. "These are moments to be courageous, and courageous we will be," tweeted Prime Minister Narendra ...

September 6th 2019


Chandrayaan-2: India aims for soft landing on Moon's south pole

BBC NewsIndia is preparing to become the first country to land a mission on the south pole of the Moon. Chandrayaan-2 entered the Moon's orbit on 20 August, a month after take-off. The lander it's carrying is due to make the historic touchdown on the unexplored south ...

September 6th 2019


Chandrayaan-2: How to Follow India's Moon Landing

The New York TimesAfter a journey from Earth to lunar orbit that took nearly six weeks, India will try to land on the moon's surface. With Chandrayaan-2, the country hopes to become the fourth in the world to complete a lunar landing, after the Soviet, American and Chinese space ...

September 6th 2019