ISRO Chief K Sivan: Chandrayaan-2orbiter is doing very well. There are 8 instruments in the orbiter & each instrument is doing exactly what it meant to do.Regarding the lander, we have not been able to establish communication with it. Our next priority is Gaganyaan mission.
The launch of South Korea’s first moon mission has been delayed from December 2020 until July 2022 due to technical issues, officials recently announced. The lunar orbiter will launch from Cape Canaveral on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. FULL STORY:
Bonus pic: Due to the "roll on wheels" tow back to the OPF the orbiters didn't require the OTS (Orbiter Transporter System) that transports them to the VAB for mating. Note, this OTS was modified, got a lick of white paint and now works for SpaceX, transporting Falcon boosters!
Following safing operations on the SLF, Atlantis was escorted back to her OPF (Orbiter Processing Facility) by the fun fleet of purge trucks and support vehicles. A slow march that usually earned her a round of applause from her engineers once "back in the barn". 😍👍
'Chandrayaan-2 mission huge success': ISRO chief K Sivan says Orbiter doing well but no contact with Vikram Lander
Just a reminder to folks that on its way to putting this lander down, India did successfully put its second spacecraft in orbit at the Moon. Chandrayaan-2 orbiter will be up there doing science for a year. Lander would only have lasted 2 weeks.
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chief, K Sivan to ANI:We've found the location of #Vikram Lander on lunar surface&orbiter has clicked a thermal image of Lander. But there is no communication yet. We are trying to have contact. It will be communicated soon. #Chandrayaan2
We have the same wishes for Vikram, Orbiter. Want to stay in touch with Vikram and Pragyan as they make their way to the untouched lunar South Pole and uncover its many mysteries? Then keep an eye out for the next edition of #CY2Chronicles !
#ISROMissions We are ready for one of the most exciting missions, #Chandrayaan2 . Launch window between July 9-16 & likely Moon-landing on Sept 6, 2019. #GSLVMKIII will carry 3 modules of this #lunarmission - Orbiter, Lander (Vikram), Rover (Pragyan). More updates soon.
Our Mars Odysseyorbiter phoned home, relaying news from indicating its solar panels are open & collecting sunlight on the Martian surface. Also in the dispatch: this snapshot from the lander's arm showing the instruments in their new home: