CHANDRAYAAN

  • Chandrayaan2 to be launched during 2017 August 24, 2014

    Salem: Chandrayaan2, the country's second lunar exploration mission, would be launched during 2017, M Annadurai, project director of Chandrayaan1 and Chandrayaan2, said on Sunday. ChandrayaanI, India's first mission to moon, was launched successfully on October 22, 2008 from Sriharikota. Annadurai was answering questions from students while taking part in the Salem...
  • ISRO mulls developing higher capability communication satellites August 10, 2014

    Hyderabad: ISRO is planning to develop communication satellites in higher frequency bands and power and data handling capacity in the range of 100 Gigabits per second to meet the growing demands of broadband internet and rural telecom connectivity, ISRO chairman K Radhakrishnan said on Sunday. Radhakrishnan also said that the premier...
  • ISRO yet to pick up rover built by IIT Kanpur January 14, 2014

    ISRO had given a project to IIT Kanpur to develop a rover to be launched with ChandrayaanII, 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 Research...
  • After two failures, ISRO to launch GSLVD5 today January 5, 2014

    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 November 4, 2013

    Bangalore: India is set to fly its first mission to Mars on November 5. Even as scientists get set for the ninemonth 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 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...
  • Chandrayaan data reveals water on moon surface: NASA August 27, 2013

    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 water...
  • India, US agree for cooperation in Moon, Mars missions March 23, 2013

    Washington: India and the US have agreed to cooperate on future missions to the Moon and Mars after successful collaboration in Chandrayaan1 lunar mission. "Building on NASA's collaboration in India's highly successful Chandrayaan1 lunar mission in 2008, NASA and ISRO agreed to explore further cooperative space exploration work, including future missions...
  • 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...
  • India to launch mission to Mars in 2013, says President February 22, 2013

    New Delhi: India will launch its first mission to Mars in 2013, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Thursday, as the emerging Asian nation looks to play catch up in the global space race alongside the United States, Russia and its giant neighbour China. "Several space missions are planned for 2013, including...
  • 'Chandrayaan 2' will be IndoRussia mission: ISRO January 23, 2013

    Ahmedabad: India's second lunar mission will be undertaken with Russian participation though it has got delayed, a top official of an ISRO lab said on Tuesday amidst reports that 'Chandrayaan 2' will be a solo mission. 'Chandrayaan 2', an IndoRussian joint project, is going ahead but it...
  • ISRO plans 58 space missions during 12th Plan October 7, 2012

    New Delhi: ISRO plans to launch 58 space missions, including sending spacecraft to moon and Mars, an exclusive satellite to keep a roundtheclock watch on the country and deploy 500 transponders in the next five years. The space agency also aims to deploy its own version of the Global Positioning...
  • Next moon mission depends on Russia: ISRO chief September 9, 2012

    Sriharikota: India's second moon mission will depend on Russia's decision after a failed interplanetary mission with China, said India's space agency chief on Sunday, a day when it launched its 100th mission. He also ruled out any race with China to Mars. "Russia is reviewing its interplanetary missions after a failed...
  • The humble story of man behind RISAT1 April 26, 2012

    Bangalore: While the creations of Mayilsamy Annadurai, ISRO's programme director and chief problem solver for remote sensing satellites like the RISAT 1, always soar through the skies, his own background is a lot more humble. Annadurai has had a hand in almost every remote sensing satellite made at the Indian Space...
  • 'Chandrayaan' to hit screens after Onam September 8, 2011

    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 Chandrayaan1 and Chandrayaan 2,...
  • NASA lab asks ISRO to partner moon mission February 13, 2011

    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 to...
  • GSLV failure a blow to ISRO's space ambitions? December 26, 2010

    New Delhi: India's space programme suffered a serious setback on Saturday evening when a Communication Satellite launched from Sriharikota exploded midair. 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 was...
  • Chandrayaan2 will try out new ideas, technologies September 7, 2010

    Bangalore: Chandrayaan2, 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 on...
  • Now, ISRO set to launch GSLV April 8, 2010

    Bangalore: After the success of mission Chandrayaan, ISRO to launch a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) that will be powered by an indigenous cryogenic engine on April 15. With the launch India would join an elite club of countries that have this sophisticated technology. The cryogenic engines are more...
  • ChandrayaanI finds ice near Moon's north pole March 2, 2010

    Washington: Using data from a NASA radar that flew aboard India's Chandrayaan1 spacecraft, scientists have detected ice deposits totaling at least an estimated 600 million metric tons near the moon's north pole. NASA's MiniSAR instrument, a lightweight, synthetic aperture radar, found more than 40 small craters ranging in size from...
  • US arrests scientist who worked on Chandrayaan project October 21, 2009

    Washington (USA)/Bangalore (India): A US scientist who played a key role in India's Chandrayaan mission in finding evidence of water on the Moon has been arrested by the FBI on charges of spying for Israel but ISRO said its security has not been compromised. Stewart David Nozette, a leader in recent...
  • NASA probe to bomb moon, gauge amount of water October 8, 2009

    New Delhi: Recently Chandryaan1 and a NASA lunar probe confirmed the presence of water on moon. Now NASA wants to find out the amount of water present on moon by smashing into its South Pole. The Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) on Friday evening will bomb the moon when a...
  • ISRO has shown it's at par with the best: Madhavan September 26, 2009

    India's maiden lunar mission Chandrayaan1, 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 CNNIBN in an interview...
  • Water on moon: ISRO makes India proud September 25, 2009

    Bangalore: Chandrayaan1, India's very first moon mission has helped give the world one of its greatest discoveries water on the moon. ...
  • Moon Mapper: Will man now colonise the moon? September 25, 2009

    NASA's Moon Mapper got the evidence of water molecules while aboard the Chandrayaan 1. And this historic discovery is now opening gateways for a possible colonisation of the moon. A report. ...
  • 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 CNNIBN that India's second moon mission Chandrayaan2 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 Chandrayaan1 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 pathbreaking, India's maiden lunar mission Chandrayaan has found evidence of water on the moon. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) late Thursday confirmed that Chandrayaan1 has detected presence of water on the moon. CNNIBN was joined by NASA Scientist Amitabha Ghosh to talk...