Tagged: Indian Space Research Organisation

India a major player in Earth observation satellites - Out of Space

Duncan Steel Oct 15, 2019

[avatar user=”duncansteel” size=”thumbnail” align=”right” /] While many imagine that countries like the USA and Europe dominate space activities, in fact India is now a major player on this stage. It launches satellites for its own purposes and also commercially, and has constellations orbiting our planet and returning data of vital importance to that nation in many ways.  Yesterday I was … Read More

How the Indian lunar lander was lost - Out of Space

Duncan Steel Sep 09, 2019

[avatar user=”duncansteel” size=”thumbnail” align=”right” /] The Indian lunar lander and the rover it was carrying appear to have been destroyed when they plummeted to the surface after contact with them was lost when about 2 km up and a few minutes from the planned soft touchdown. Here I examine what one can deduce about what happened, and when, from the … Read More

Lunar landing by Indian space probe - Out of Space

Duncan Steel Sep 06, 2019

[avatar user=”duncansteel” size=”thumbnail” align=”right” /] All being well, the Indian space probe Chandrayaan-2 now in orbit around the Moon will drop its lander safely and softly onto the surface on Saturday morning. The lander (named Vikram) will then roll out its rover (Pragyan), which it is hoped will prowl around for the next two weeks before the cold of the … Read More