Chandrayaan-2

Chandrayaan-2 observes Argon-40 in lunar exosphere

Once formed, it diffuses through the inter-granular space in the lunar surface dust and makes its way up to the lunar exosphere through seepage and faults.

published on : 9th March 2022

Chandrayaan-2 makes first Moon-wide observations of Argon-40 noble gas in lunar exosphere, surface

The finding is significant considering manned lunar missions are being planned by countries like the USA through its ambitious mission to set up human bases on the moon.

published on : 8th March 2022

Chandrayaan-2's X-ray Spectrometer detects solar proton events: ISRO

The instrument on January 18 also recorded coronal mass ejections (CMEs), a powerful stream of ionised material and magnetic fields, which reach the Earth a few days later.

published on : 24th February 2022

Chandrayaan-2 orbiter payloads made discovery-class findings, says ISRO

The discovery of Chromium and Manganese on the lunar surface, which are available in trace quantities, by the CLASS payload was announced.

published on : 10th September 2021

ISRO seeks proposals for analysis, utilisation of Chandrayaan-2 orbiter data

According to ISRO, the data from Chandrayaan-1 had been extensively used by Indian researchers to understand lunar morphology, surface age determination and composition of the lunar surface.

published on : 24th August 2021

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: 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

From 'all is not lost' to 'a broken dream': Foreign media's mixed reactions to Chandrayaan-2

The New York Times, The Washington Post, BBC and The Guardian, among many other leading foreign media outlets, all carried stories on Chandrayaan-2, India's landmark moon mission.

published on : 7th September 2019

ISRO has done incredible work: Rahul Gandhi

Congratulations to the team at #ISRO for their incredible work on the Chandrayaan-2 Moon Mission. Your passion and dedication is an inspiration to every Indian. Your work is not in vain, he said.

published on : 7th September 2019

Billion dreams eclipsed as Chandrayaan-2 lander loses signal during final descent

ISRO fails to overcome ‘15 terrifying minutes’; Ground centre loses signal from lander Vikram at 2.1 km from Moon surface; Sivan briefs PM.

published on : 7th September 2019

Chandrayaan 2: Pragyaan will carry out various tests on lunar surface

The touchdown of 'Vikram' is scheduled between 1.30 am and 2.30 am, followed by the rollout of rover between 5.30 a.m and 6.30 a.m.

published on : 6th September 2019

Mission Chandrayaan-2: Lander Vikram, Orbiter extend good wishes to each other

The Lander Vikram of Chandrayaan 2 is named after Dr Vikram A Sarabhai, the father of the Indian Space Programme.

published on : 6th September 2019

From Lucknow to the moon: How Ritu Karidhal took on the Chandrayaan-2 challenge

A doting mother, a loving sister, an ace student - India's rocket woman Ritu Karidhal Srivastava, mission director, Chandrayaan-2, is all this and much more....

published on : 13th July 2019

Chandrayaan-2 mission will go where no country has ever gone before

Other specialities of the mission are that it is the first to explore the lunar terrain with home-grown technology and India will be the fourth country ever to carry out soft landing on the lunar surf

published on : 13th July 2019