Chandrayaan 1

  • India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft helps NASA find water on moon August 29, 2013

    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, scientists...
  • Mars Mission, an exciting opportunity for collaboration: US March 22, 2013

    Washington: India's first Mars Orbit mission this year offers an exciting opportunity for the collaboration between the two countries in this field, a senior US official has said. "We should seek to increase our commercial space cooperation and create opportunities for US and Indian companies and our very capable space...
  • Chandrayaan-I finds ice near Moon's north pole March 2, 2010

    Washington: Using data from a NASA radar that flew aboard India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, scientists have detected ice deposits totaling at least an estimated 600 million metric tons near the moon's north pole. NASA's Mini-SAR instrument, a lightweight, synthetic aperture radar, found more than 40 small craters ranging in size from...
  • ISRO has shown it's at par with the best: Madhavan September 26, 2009

    India's maiden lunar mission Chandrayaan-1, by finding water on the moon, was “more then hundred percent successful” in its mission and with it the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has proved it is at par with the developed countries. ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair told this to CNN-IBN in an interview...
  • Water on moon: ISRO makes India proud September 25, 2009

    Bangalore: Chandrayaan-1, India's very first moon mission has helped give the world one of its greatest discoveries - water on the moon. ...
  • A small step towards moon's colonisation: ISRO September 25, 2009

    Bangalore: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman Madhavan Nair is a very proud man after America space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) public acknowledgment of his organisation's contribution to discovering water on the moon. Nair told CNN-IBN that India's second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 will carry more instruments to...
  • Possible to extract water from moon, says ISRO September 25, 2009

    New Delhi/Bangalore: Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman (ISRO) Chairman Madhavan Nair on Friday claimed that it is possible to extract water from moon just a few hours after it was confirmed that water was present on the lunar surface. Offering a glimmer of hope to the scientific community that water found...
  • Experts analyse Chandrayaan's water on moon report September 25, 2009

    Eureka! There is indeed water on the moon. Chandrayaan might have died a premature death but not before making that stunning find of water on the moon. Will this change the course of space research. ...
  • Moon water: NASA thanks ISRO for partnership September 25, 2009

    Washington: India's maiden lunar mission Chandrayaan-1 has been successful in finding traces of water on the lunar surface, the US space agency NASA said on Thursday, and thanked the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the partnership. A National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) official said that traces of water and...
  • Moon Matters: Nasa scientist on discovery of water September 25, 2009

    New Delhi: In a discovery hailed as path-breaking, India's maiden lunar mission Chandrayaan has found evidence of water on the moon. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) late Thursday confirmed that Chandrayaan-1 has detected presence of water on the moon. CNN-IBN was joined by NASA Scientist Amitabha Ghosh to talk...
  • Mooning over the moon: GenX's fanciful plans September 25, 2009

    New Delhi: While the men in lab coats debate whether there is water on the moon, GenX already has some fanciful plans. ...
  • Small drops of water big discovery for mankind September 25, 2009

    New Delhi: Scientists always suspected there was water on the moon but always thought most of it was in craters hundreds of kilometers deep and that it was of no use to mankind. Now, Chandrayaan-1's M3 camera found a very fine film of water molecules spread out over huge distances...
  • Chandrayaan-1 finds traces of water on moon September 25, 2009

    Bangalore: In a discovery hailed as path-breaking, India's maiden lunar mission Chandrayaan-1 has found evidence of water on the moon. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) late on Thursday confirmed that Chandrayaan-1 has detected presence of water on the moon. "Excellent quality data from the Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) instrument of the...
  • Forbes India: We talk too much, says ISRO Chief September 15, 2009

    Name: Madhavan Nair Title: Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation Age: 65 Qualifications: Completed engineering from Kerala University in 1966. He then trained with the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in Mumbai. Work Experience: Joined the Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station in 1967. Has been associated with various elements of India’s space programme since. Has headed...
  • India's Chandrayaan 1 moon mission called off August 30, 2009

    New Delhi: Scientists have called off the Chandrayaan 1 moon mission after losing radio contact with the unmanned spacecraft on Saturday. "We don't have contact with the spacecraft and we had to terminate the mission," said G Madhavan Nair, chief of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), in Panaji on Sunday. "We...
  • Chandrayaan achieved most objectives: ISRO Chairman August 29, 2009

    New Delhi: The Chairman of ISRO, Dr R Madhavan Nair said that though the loss of Chandrayaan I was a serious issue, the moon mission had managed to achieve most of its objectives. ...
  • Watch: Abrupt halt for India's moon mission August 29, 2009

    India's ambitious moon mission Chnadrayaan has come to an abrupt end less than a year after its launch. ISRO scientists say the lunar craft has lost contact with its ground station and re-establishing contact is virtually impossible. ...
  • Chandrayaan 1 lost, moon mission in limbo August 29, 2009

    New Delhi/Bangalore: Scientists have lost radio contact with Chandrayaan 1, India’s space mission to the moon. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) abruptly lost radio contact with the unmanned spacecraft at around 0130 hrs IST on Friday. Data was last received from spacecraft shortly after midnight. "The mission is definitely over. We...
  • Star sensor fails, Chandrayaan 1 in trouble July 17, 2009

    Bangalore: Less than a year after its high profile launch, India's ambitious moon mission Chandrayaan I has developed a serious snag. The failure of the lunar craft's altitude sensor has forced ISRO to push its orbit from 100 kilometers to 200 kilometers from the moon's surface. The change in orbit...
  • Chandrayaan reveals moon images taken by M3 December 25, 2008

    New Delhi: CNN-IBN has been keeping a close eye on the progress of India's moon mission, Chandrayaan I. The Chandrayaan is now revealing images of the moon taken by M3 - the Moon Mineralogy Mapper. M3, one of the 11 payloads on Chandrayaan, is an American device. These images give...
  • Watch: Chandrayaan's first video of moon terrain November 18, 2008

    New Delhi: Chandrayaan-1 has sent the first video showing the moon terrain. The video was received at the Chandrayaan-1's control station in Bangalore on Monday. The two-minute clip is the latest video shot by the Terrain Mapping Camera on board Chandrayaan-1. It had sent photos earlier and which were three times more...
  • Tricolour on moon, probe sends first signal November 15, 2008

    New Delhi: The moon is 3,84,400 km away from earth and on Friday, India became the fourth nation to have its flag flying on the moon's surface when Chandrayaan-1's Moon Impact Probe (MIP), with the Tricolour painted on it, touched down. The 35-kg payload crash-landed on the lunar surface at around...
  • Destination Moon: How India got there November 15, 2008

    It's a historic day in India's space programme. CNN-IBN takes you through how the ISRO scientists managed the feat. ...
  • Over the moon, ISRO chief dismisses criticism November 15, 2008

    It's a new chapter in the history of Indian space exploration and the Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation, Madhavan Nair, is understandably elated. He spoke with CNN-IBN shortly after Chandrayaan’s Moon Impact Probe touched down on Moon’s surface. CNN-IBN: India has reached the moon. What’s your reaction? Madhavan Nair: It’s...
  • Astronaut speak: Moon is ours, now for universe November 15, 2008

    India planted the Tricolour on the moon on Friday when Chandrayaan-1's Moon Impact Probe landed successfully on moon. CNN-IBN spoke with Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian to go to space, who said it was a watershed moment in India's space technology. He also said the development opens up interesting vistas...
  • India kisses the moon, Chandrayaan MIP lands November 15, 2008

    New Delhi:India on Friday became the fourth nation to have its flag flying on the Moon's surface when Chandrayaan-1's Moon Impact Probe device, - which has the Indian Tricolour painted on it - touched down. The 35-kilo payload crash-landed on the lunar surface at around 2030 hrs IST. The MIP...
  • Moon intermediate base for Mars mission: Kalam November 14, 2008

    New Delhi: The successful launch of Chandrayaan-1, India's first unmanned moon mission, means the moon will become an intermediate base for India's Mars mission and will also help to facilitate the chemical and mineral mapping of the entire lunar surface, feels former president APJ Abdul Kalam. Kalam, who was in Chandigarh...
  • Watch: India conquers the moon today! November 14, 2008

    New Delhi: On the dawn of Wednesday, October 22, the final countdown began for India's first moon mission - the Chandrayaan 1. India lands on the moon for the first time on Friday. Take a look at everything Chandrayaan did to get us there. ...
  • Mission accomplished! Chandrayaan enters Moon orbit November 12, 2008

    New Delhi: India's first voyage to moon is now complete as Chandrayaan-I, India's unmanned lunar spacecraft, has successfully lowered into its final orbit. It is about 100 kilometres from the moon. It'll be positioned for the next two years in this orbit while experiments will be conducted to get more information about...
  • Chandrayaan nudged closer to moon November 11, 2008

    Bangalore: India's first unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-I was nudged closer to the moon late on Monday in a second orbit-reduction manoeuvre, a top Indian space official said. The manoeuvre lasted 866 seconds. "The spacecraft is at 187 km from the moon (periselene) and 255 km away (aposelene), orbiting elliptically once in every...