Chandrayaan

  • ISRO yet to pick up rover built by IIT Kanpur 14-01-2014 08:01 PM

    ISRO had given a project to IIT Kanpur to develop a rover to be launched with Chandrayaan-II, which the university's scientists completed in 2010, but the space agency was yet to pick it up and make part payment to the institute, according to its professor. When contacted, an Indian Space...
  • After two failures, ISRO to launch GSLV-D5 today 05-01-2014 08:37 AM

    Bangalore: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch the GSLV D5 with an indigenous cryogenic engine from the spaceport at Sriharikota, near Chennai on Sunday evening. With two failures and an aborted launch, scientists are anxious about the fate of the mission. Its success is also necessary for India's...
  • Mission Mars will lead to more exploratory missions 04-11-2013 07:57 AM

    Bangalore: India is set to fly its first mission to Mars on November 5. Even as scientists get set for the nine-month long wait in knowing whether the spacecraft is functioning fine, they also know that it's a matter of time before they start planning for the next mission. "We...
  • India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft helps NASA find water on moon 29-08-2013 11:09 AM

    Using data from instruments aboard India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, scientists have found evidence of water locked in mineral grains on the surface of the moon from an unknown source deep beneath the surface. Using US space agency NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) instrument on the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) spacecraft,...
  • Chandrayaan data reveals water on moon surface: NASA 27-08-2013 11:30 PM

    Washington: Based on data collected by India's Chandrayaan mission, a NASA-funded lunar research project, found water locked in mineral grains on the surface of the moon from an unknown source deep beneath the surface. The findings, published in the Nature Geoscience journal, represent the first detection of this form of...
  • 'Chandrayaan' to hit screens after Onam 08-09-2011 03:30 AM

    Kochi: The film 'Chandrayaan', based on India's first mission to the moon, will hit the theatres after Onam. The movie, directed by Santhosh George Kulangara, which was screened at Savitha theatre on Saturday, is possibly the first science fiction movie in Kerala. Mylswamy Annadurai, project director of Chandrayaan-1 and Chandrayaan...
  • NASA lab asks ISRO to partner moon mission 13-02-2011 10:10 PM

    New Delhi: With the US lifting sanctions on ISRO, a top NASA laboratory has approached the Indian space agency with a proposal to collaborate for a moon mission aimed at getting back a kilogram of rocks from the lunar surface. The iconic Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), which has sent missions...
  • GSLV failure a blow to ISRO's space ambitions? 26-12-2010 02:15 PM

    New Delhi: India's space programme suffered a serious setback on Saturday evening when a Communication Satellite launched from Sriharikota exploded mid-air. It was the second satellite failure in six months. Scientists are divided, but the bigger worry is: What will happen to India's moon mission? The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle...
  • India aboard the International Space Station?

    Connect |  Jaimon Joseph
    Tucked away somewhere in the middle of the joint statement released by India and the US after President Obama's visit, is a small paragraph. It...

  • Chandrayaan-2 will try out new ideas, technologies 07-09-2010 04:17 PM

    Bangalore: Chandrayaan-2, the proposed second Indian mission to moon, would undertake "extremely good" experiments and try out new technologies but accommodating foreign payloads on board does not appear to be a possibility at this stage. The first edition of the moon odyssey had six foreign payloads and five Indian ones...
  • Now, ISRO set to launch GSLV 08-04-2010 10:30 AM

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  • Water on moon: ISRO makes India proud 25-09-2009 09:35 PM

    Chandrayaan-1 has helped give the world a great discovery. ...
  • Moon Mapper: Will man now colonise the moon? 25-09-2009 06:40 PM

    A historic discovery is opening gateways for a possible colonisation of the moon. ...
  • Experts analyse Chandrayaan's water on moon report 25-09-2009 12:48 AM

    Is this conclusive evidence the final proof we were all looking for? ...
  • Moon Matters: Nasa scientist on discovery of water 25-09-2009 12:26 AM

    It is a discovery which is being hailed as path-breaking. ...
  • Mooning over the moon: GenX's fanciful plans 25-09-2009 12:22 AM

    Some hope it could be the next holiday destination. ...