Chandrayaan

Chandrayaan-2 mission's initial data released: ISRO

The Orbiter which was injected into a lunar orbit on September 2, 2019, carries eight experiments to address many open questions on lunar science.

published on : 25th December 2020

Moon is rusting because of Earth’s oxygen: Study decodes Chandrayaan-1 data

Almost 12 years after it was launched, Chandrayaan-1 has helped scientists find data revealing that parts of the Moon are rusting because of oxygen from Earth.

published on : 11th September 2020

Chandrayaan-3 launch may take place in early 2021; mission will not have orbiter

After the hard landing of Chandrayaan-2 in September last year, space agency ISRO had planned another mission to the Moon later this year.

published on : 7th September 2020

Moon may be rusting along poles, suggest images sent by Chandrayaan-1

"ISRO's maiden mission to the Moon has sent images which show that the Moon may be rusting along the poles."

published on : 7th September 2020

Chandrayaan-2 captures image of crater on Moon; ISRO names it after Vikram Sarabhai

The Sarabhai Crater is around 250 to 300 kilometres east of the crater where the Apollo 17 and Luna 21 Missions had landed.

published on : 15th August 2020

First anniversary of Chandrayaan-2 launch, all 8 payloads performing well: ISRO

The global mapping of the lunar surface, polar coverage are being carried out as per the mission plan, while the public release of science data from Chandrayaan-2 for global use will begin in October

published on : 22nd July 2020

ISRO pursuing Chandrayaan-3, Gaganyaan during COVID-19 lockdown

Since the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter is working to capacity, the upcoming mission will only have lander and rover which will be taken to the moon by a propulsion module.

published on : 25th May 2020

Chandrayaan 2: Hope fades for lander Vikram as NASA images draw blank

These images were taken on September 17 when the LRO passed over the site near the moon’s south pole at an altitude of 50 km.

published on : 20th September 2019

Chandrayaan-2 mission: NASA captures images of Vikram's landing site

LRO project scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Noah Petro, said on Wednesday that they were analysing the images taken on Tuesday but the current illumination conditions are 'harsh'.

published on : 19th September 2019

Kalam's dream and other inside stories from India's moon mission with Dr M Annadurai

In a conversation with Express, Dr Mylswamy Annadurai tells us the inside story about the origins of India's ambitious project to land on the moon.

published on : 13th September 2019

Modi's presence at ISRO could have proved 'bad omen' for Vikram lander: Kumaraswamy

The former Karnataka CM went on to add that Modi came to Bengaluru on September 6 night to send across a message to the people of the country that he was behind the launch of Chandrayaan.

published on : 12th September 2019

Chandrayaan-2's orbiter capable of achieving 'better results': Former ISRO Chief Kiran Kumar

Kumar said that the orbiter this time is equipped with critical instruments aimed at providing excellent results in comparison to Chandrayaan-1, launched more than a decade ago.

published on : 12th September 2019

Chandrayaan-2: Vikram lander went incommunicado 335 metres above lunar surface, not 2.1 km

So far, the national space agency has been tight-lipped about what caused the last-minute glitch which denied India the credit of becoming the fourth nation to soft-land on the moon's surface.

published on : 12th September 2019

Chandrayaan-2: ISRO feels 'tilted' Vikram may have compromised experiments on lunar soil

The scientists have also said it is best to now focus on the orbiter which continues to orbit the moon with its eight payloads intact and functioning normally.

published on : 9th September 2019

ISRO, Israel’s SpaceIL may exchange notes on each other's lander ‘crashes’ on moon

The two space agencies plan to put their heads together to find out common factors in the powered descent of both the landers which caused them to lose communication links in the last few moments.

published on : 9th September 2019
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