Chandrayaan Launch

  • Chandrayaan 1 lost, moon mission in limbo August 29, 2009

    New Delhi/Bangalore: Scientists have lost radio contact with Chandrayaan 1, Indias 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...
  • Chandrayaan1 cruising 39,000 km above earth October 25, 2008

    New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is keeping a close track on Chandrayaan1. Three days after launch, Chandrayaan1 is cruising 39,000 kilometers above the earth. It circles the earth once every 11 hours. The ISRO Mission Control says all systems are perfectly normal. Within the next few days, Chnadrayaan1 will...
  • India over the moon but science still undermined October 23, 2008

    On Wednesday morning, just after sunrise, Chandrayaan1 India's first unmanned mission to the moon blasted off. History was made as the orbiter started its journey with a mission to study the moon. It's being described as a huge breakthrough for India and for the team of scientists at...
  • India's greatest achievements in space October 23, 2008

    New Delhi: India's first unmanned flight to the moon blasted off from Sriharikota, off the Andhra Pradesh coast, early morning on Wednesday. A 44metretall and 316tonne rocket called the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV C11) carried the 1,380kg lunar orbiter Chandrayaan 1 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota...
  • ISRO's come of age with Chandrayaan: Rakesh Sharma October 23, 2008

    New Delhi: Squadron Leader Rakesh Sharma is the first Indian to go into space. He went in to the space on April 3, 1984, aboard USSR's Soyuz T11 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Squadron Leader Sharma was honoured with the highest USSR decoration 'Hero of the Soviet Union'....
  • Chandrayaan1 in earth's orbit, sends signals May 19, 2011

    Sri Harikota: Indias first unmanned flight to the moon blasted off from Sriharikota, off the Andhra Pradesh coast, early morning on Wednesday and started to cruise around the earth in its designated orbit, minutes after a copybook liftoff. Carrying over a billion hopes, India's maiden lunar mission began its historic...
  • PM hails moon mission, sends wishes from Japan October 22, 2008

    Tokyo: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday hailed the successful launch of ChandrayaanI is a historic milestone in India's space programme. Manmohan Singh, who is on an official visit to Japan, called up ISRO chief G Madhavan Nair and congratulated him and his team of scientists for the successful launch. Indian Space...
  • US over the moon over Mission Chandrayaan October 22, 2008

    Washington: The successful launch of the India's maiden mission to moon Chandrayan 1 is "just the beginning" of the opening up of a new frontier of cooperation between the US and India on a wide range of sectors, the United States India Business Council (USIBC) said today. "It is an extraordinary...
  • Update: Chandrayaan in orbit, cruising around earth October 22, 2008

    Sriharikota: India's first lunar spacecraft Chandrayaan1 started to cruise around the earth in its designated orbit Wednesday morning, minutes after a copybook liftoff launched the country into the elite club that has sent missions to the moon. Other members of the club are the US, former Soviet Union, European Space Agency,...
  • India has made history: ISRO | US over the moon October 22, 2008

    Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh: The launch of Chandrayaan 1, Indias unmanned spacecraft to the moon was perfect, said the Indian Space Research Organisation minutes after liftoff from Sriharikota on Wednesday. "It is a historic moment as far as India is concerned. We have started our journey for the moon and the first...
  • Chandrayaan1 launched | Sends signals across world October 23, 2008

    Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh: Indias first unmanned flight to the moon blasted off from Sriharikota, off the Andhra Pradesh coast, early morning on Wednesday. A 44metretall and 316tonne rocket called the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV C11) carried the 1,380kg lunar orbiter Chandrayaan 1 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota...
  • Live TV: CNNIBN reports on Chandrayaan mission October 22, 2008

    Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh: Chandrayaan 1, Indias first unmanned moon mission, is ready for launch in Sriharikota, off the Andhra Pradesh coast. India, with the lunar mission, will join an elite group of nations with the knowhow to reach space and also flaunt its economic clout and scientific knowledge. The mission...
  • FACTBOX India's first unmanned mission to the moon October 22, 2008

    India will launch its first unmanned moon mission on Wednesday, following in the footsteps of rivals China and Japan, as it tries to show off its scientific knowhow and claim a bigger chunk of global space business. Here are some basic facts about the project: The unmanned rocket is...
  • Indian on moon? | Pics | Moon mission facts October 22, 2008

    New Delhi: Chandrayaan1, Indias first mission to the moon will blast off on Wednesday morning heralding a new era in the countrys space research. The entire scientific community is watch with great anticipation as India get ready for one of its biggest space mission ever. Former chairman of the Indian Space...
  • A world to win: India takes on rivals in space October 22, 2008

    New Delhi: India will follow in the footsteps of rivals China and Japan when it launches its first unmanned moon mission on Wednesday and shows off its scientific knowhow and claim a bigger chunk of the global space business. Chandrayaan1, a cuboid spacecraft built by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)...
  • This man is India's eyes on the skies October 21, 2008

    Chennai: SK Shivakumar, 55, for 32 years has been the eyes and ears of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). He has lost count of the number of satellites he has tracked, but he thinks he is nearing his half century. As the Director, ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network...