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ISRO racing against time to get Vikram back to life

An ISRO official said Vikram hit the lunar surface at a place about 500 metres away from where it was originally planned to touch-down

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Chandrayaan-2: Communication becoming more difficult

ISRO has been trying to reconnect with the lander of Chandrayaan-2 after it was located on the lunar surface by onboard cameras on Sunday

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Vikram, located, had crash-landed as feared; Pragyan safe

An on-board camera of Chandrayaan-2 orbiter captured images of the lander rover Pragyan housed inside Vikram; it is functioning normally

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Chandrayaan-2: A PM’s morale booster, a CM’s grudge, a journalist’s howl & ISRO’s resolve

We came very close, but we need to cover more ground… Learnings from today will make us stronger and better: Prime Minister Modi on India’s Mission Moon

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Linenger: World on edge as Chandrayaan-2 approaches moon

Former astronaut Jerry Linenger noted that NASA also is involved in the mission to some extent as the US space agency has asked to hitchhike a laser reflector on-board the Chandrayaan mission

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Vikram landing: ‘Everything going according to plan’

The touch-down of Vikram lander is scheduled between 1.30 AM and 2.30 AM on Saturday, followed by the rollout of rover Pragyan between 5.30 AM and 6.30 AM

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Chandrayaan-2: Second de-orbiting manoeuvre executed

In a major milestone for India’s second moon mission, the Chandrayaan-2 had successfully entered the lunar orbit by performing LOI manoeuvre

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5 reasons why Chandrayaan-2 is important to India, ISRO

With 45 hours left to its destination, Chandrayaan-2 that was launched 45 days ago is important to India and ISRO for these reasons

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Chandrayaan-2: Lander Vikram de-orbits successfully

In a key event of India’s second moon mission Chandrayaan-2, lander Vikram is expected to touch down on the surface of the moon on 7 September

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Chandrayaan-2: ‘World will watch landing on moon S pole’

“…Not just NASA, but the whole world would be interested in knowing about the moon..following Chandrayaan-2,” the former NASA astronaut said