We bounced back with flying colours: Isro chief on Chandrayaan-2 launch

first_img Next Press Trust of India SriharikotaJuly 22, 2019UPDATED: July 22, 2019 20:24 IST Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan. (Photo: PTI)”We bounced back with flying colours… success is coming after a hollow”, a beaming Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) Chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan said after the successful launch of Moon mission Chandrayaan-2, which was hit by a technical snag last week.Addressing the gathering at the mission control centre after the GLSV-MKIII-M1 injected the three-module spacecraft in a precise launch from this sport, Sivan said not only Isro and India but the entire world was waiting for the launch.”We bounced back in flying colours after the earlier technical snag. Success is coming after a hollow,” Sivan said crediting the entire Team Isro for the success.”Immediately after the technical snag was observed in an intelligent way one week back, the entire team swung into action. The work done in the next 24 hours to bring the vehicle back to normal was mind-boggling,” Sivan said.The Rs 978 crore-mission was called off on July 15 barely an hour before the lift-off after the scientists noticed a glitch in the three-stage rocket during the propellant filling phase.However, after quick remedial action, it was rescheduled for Monday and launched successfully.”I am extremely happy to announce that GSLV Mark III successfully injected Chandrayaan-2 in the defined orbit, infact the orbit is 6,000 km more than what was intended,” Sivan said.The Isro chief said the success of the mission marked the beginning of the historical journey of India towards the moon to land at a place near South Pole to carry out scientific experiments.”Not only Isro and India, but the entire globe was waiting for this mission’s success, which we achieved now,” Sivan said.advertisementThe geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle lifted-off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here into cloudy skies at 2.43 pm Monday and successfully placed the 3,850-kg Chandrayaan-2 into the earth orbit about 16 minutes later, completing the first phase of the mission.Noting that mission was yet to be completed, Sivan said the Chandrayaan-2 team was tasked with 15 “very crucial” manoeuvres in the next one-and-half months before the rover is landed on the lunar surface.”After the D-Day comes, we are going to experience 15 minutes of terror to ensure the landing is safely done near the Moon’s south pole,” Sivan said.Sivan was referring to the most complex phase of the mission when the scientists will carry out the soft landing of the rover on the Moon’s surface, expected around September 6-8.Crediting the Chandrayaan-2 team for “burning midnight oil” in the last one-and-a half years, Sivan said it was his dut to “salute” all of them who have worked for the mission’s success.Sivan expressed hope the space agency would work together, as always, for the missions in the pipeline, including Cartosat 3.Also Read | Chandrayaan-2 launched: Bullock cart to Moon, Internet documents India’s previous space missionsAlso Watch | The moment Chandrayaan 2 launched from SriharikotaGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkriti Anand Tags :Follow Chandrayaan-2 We bounced back with flying colours: Isro chief on Chandrayaan-2 launchAddressing the gathering at the mission control centre, Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan said not only Isro and India but the entire world was waiting for the launch.advertisementlast_img read more

Pakistan loses Hafeez early after NZ scores 274

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — New Zealand’s tailenders frustrated Pakistan before being bowled out for 274 on the second day of the third and final cricket test on Tuesday.Pakistan lost opener Mohammad Hafeez without scoring off Trent Boult’s fourth delivery to stutter to 0-1 at lunch.B.J. Watling held New Zealand’s first innings together with a gritty unbeaten 77 off 250 balls as Bilal Asif (5-65) wrapped up the innings just before lunch by claiming the three remaining wickets.It was the off-spinner’s second five-wicket haul in his five test matches.Resuming on 229-7, debutant Will Somerville couldn’t add to his overnight 12 but denied Pakistan a breakthrough with his staunch defence for well over an hour.Watling showed some aggression against fast bowlers and completed his half century off 199 balls by guiding Hasan Ali to the third man boundary.Watling, 42 overnight, also completed 3,000 test runs when he reached 66, with only four boundaries, in a determined knock of more than 5-1/2 hours as New Zealand added 45 more precious runs.Asif extracted sharp bounce and turn off the wicket and finally got through Somerville’s defences when he clean bowled the No. 9 batsman.Asif then claimed the last two wickets in successive overs when Ajaz Patel (6) was caught in the slips and Trent Boult (1) was clean bowled while attempting an ambitious shot.Leg-spinner Yasir Shah (3-75) couldn’t add to his three-wicket burst before lunch on day one and still needs two wickets to become the quickest bowler to complete 200 test wickets.Boult then provided New Zealand early success when Hafeez edged the left-arm fast bowler low to Tim Southee at second slip before Pakistan had scored.The Associated Press read more

Serbs from 5 to away win in Austria

Serbia, withouth few key players like Petar Nenadic, Rastko Stojkovic, Petar Djordjic, Strahinja Milic and Nemanja Zelenovic, have found the way to turnover on their side first friendly match in Austria against home team – 34:32 (15:19).Domestic team led by Icelander Patrekur Johannesson had control over the result in the opening 50 minutes of the match. Austrians had 24:19 in 37th minute, but at the end had to leave court in Tulln defeated.Austria: Robert Weber (10), Sebastian Frimmel (7), Thomas Kandolf (4), Wilhelm Jelinek (3), Alexander Hermann (2), Janko Bozovic (2), Gerald Zeiner (2), Lukas Frühstück (1), Nikola Bilyk (1)Serbia: Marko Vujin (7), Dobrivoje Markovic (6), Momir Rnic (6), Bojan Beljanski (4), Zarko Sesum (3), Darko Djukic (3), Nemanja Ilic (3), Mijajlo Marsenic (1), Darko Stevanovic (1)Second match will be played on Saturday, 20.15 in Sudstadt.PHOTO: ÖHB/Pucher Austria handballSerbia handball ← Previous Story Tough battle without winners at Stozice Next Story → 46th Interamnia Cup calls you in Teramo read more