Chandrayaan News

Chandrayaan-2: ISRO seeking to launch first of its kind rover landing on Moon's south pole

"Till date nobody has made an attempt to land a rover in the region. It has been only near the equator (of the Moon).We will be attempting to launch the rover (of Chandrayaan 2) in lunar South Pole for the first time," ISRO Chairman K Sivan said.

Chandrayaan-2 will carry NASA's laser instruments to Moon

NASA confirmed that Chandrayaan 2 and Israeli lander Beresheet, due to touch down April 11, will each carry NASA-owned laser retroreflector arrays.


Gaganyaan project: India's maiden mission to launch manned spacecraft - what we know so far

While preparations for sending the first Indian astronaut via an Indian spacecraft have been going ever since ISRO Policy Planning Committee envisaged the idea, the Cabinet approval that came on Friday afternoon was the first official step that concretised the timeline of Gaganyaan Project.

How Chandrayaan-1 helped confirm and reconfirm water on the Moon

From first evidence of water in 2009 to latest finding on ice, a role for ISRO and NASA instruments aboard Indian spacecraft.

Chandrayaan-I data confirms presence of ice on Moon

With enough ice sitting at the surface -- within the top few millimetres -- water would possibly be accessible as a resource for future expeditions to explore and even stay on the Moon.

Chandrayaan-2 to be launched in January-March window in 2019, says ISRO

The reason for postponing the mission was that there were certain important changes made in the design so that it could easily land on the lunar surface, an ISRO official said.


Chandrayaan-2 in April: As good as landing man on moon, says govt

The spacecraft launch, on board GSLV-Mk II, is planned for March and many new technologies have been developed indigenously to achieve the mission requirements.

India's Chandrayaan-1 data helps map water on Moon

Scientists, using data from an instrument which flew aboard India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, have created the first map of water trapped in the uppermost layer of the Moon's soil, which may prove useful to future lunar explorers.

ISRO to deliver "eyes and ears" of Chandrayaan-2 by 2015-end

ISRO has set 2017-18 as a target for launching Chandrayaan-2, which is being developed as an "indigenous" mission.

India enters golden jubilee of rocket launch

The launch facility was prepared by shifting several fishermen families from Thumba to adjacent coastal stretch.