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Chandrayaan 2 Timeline: It took ISRO 15 years to get a lander on the moon — here's how events unfolded
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Chandrayaan 2 Timeline: It took ISRO 15 years to get a lander on the moon — here's how events unfolded

Part of the Chandrayaan 2 mission, the Vikram lander, is currently incommunicado with no proof that it is functional.

Chandrayaan 2: Nations bravely striving to further space exploration deserve respect, say Chinese netizens praising ISRO
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Chandrayaan 2: Nations bravely striving to further space exploration deserve respect, say Chinese netizens praising ISRO

Several Chinese netizens took to China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo to encourage Indian scientists to not lose hope.

Chandrayaan 2: Space researchers, scientists in the city share hope of Vikram lander surviving impact
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Chandrayaan 2: Space researchers, scientists in the city share hope of Vikram lander surviving impact

Bringing out of the rover 'Pragyan' from the lander and making it functional is crucial for the moon mission, said one space scientist.

Chandrayaan 2 Landing Highlights: Space researchers, scientists certain there is still hope for the Pragyan rover
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Chandrayaan 2 Landing Highlights: Space researchers, scientists certain there is still hope for the Pragyan rover

Vikram lander was found intact but tilted near its intended landing site, senior ISRO official have confirmed.

Chandrayaan 2: Vikram lander intact, in one piece but in a tilted position, says ISRO
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Chandrayaan 2: Vikram lander intact, in one piece but in a tilted position, says ISRO

It had a hard-landing very close to the planned (touch-down) site as per the images sent by the on-board camera.

Chandrayaan 2: PM Modi to be joined by 60 student space quiz winners in witnessing landing from ISRO control room
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Chandrayaan 2: PM Modi to be joined by 60 student space quiz winners in witnessing landing from ISRO control room

ISRO held an online quiz on 25 August open to students from class 8 to 10 in KV schools across the country.

Chandrayaan 2: Lander Vikram to make its first in-orbit manoeuvre around the moon by 9.45pm today
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Chandrayaan 2: Lander Vikram to make its first in-orbit manoeuvre around the moon by 9.45pm today

The landing module will carry out this first of two manueovres before its highly-anticipated soft-landing on 7 September.

Chandrayaan 2: Detaching from orbiter, Vikram lander enters independent, pre-final orbit around the moon
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Chandrayaan 2: Detaching from orbiter, Vikram lander enters independent, pre-final orbit around the moon

The Vikram lander is now on a separate, circular path identical to the orbiter, passing over the lunar poles.

Chandrayaan 2 hours away from lander, orbiter separation, expected by 1.45 pm today
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Chandrayaan 2 hours away from lander, orbiter separation, expected by 1.45 pm today

If successful, the Vikram lander will be put on a separate, circular path identical to the orbiter.