CHANDRAYAN

  • India to launch ChandrayaanII by 2017 January 10, 2014

    Buoyed by the success of ChandrayaanI mission which was meant to orbit the Moon, India will launch the second ambitious mission to land a rover there in the next two to three years. The ChandrayaanII will have indigenously developed rover and a lander using the GeoSynchronous Launch Vehicle (GSLV). "ChandrayaanII is...
  • ISRO unveils Mars mission spacecraft, likely to be launched in October September 11, 2013

    Bangalore: Bangalore: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday unveiled its much awaited Mars mission space craft. The launch of the space craft is likely to happen in late October or early in November from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The spacecraft is expected to reach Mars in September 2014. This...
  • After Chandrayaan I, ISRO plans manned mission to moon February 24, 2009

    New Delhi: After the success of Chandrayaan I, India space research organization (ISRO) is now planning its first manned mission to the moon. The manned flight will cost Rs 12,400 crore. While the Centre has added another Rs 40 crore for preproject funding, cabinet clearance is now awaited. ISRO plans to...
  • Indian of the Year public service: Madhavan Nair January 30, 2009

    New Delhi: The award for public service is perhaps the most prestigious among CNNIBN's Indian of the Year awards. The nominees list include Baba Ramdev, someone who has popularised yoga among the public, to Maulana Madani who has mounted a theological challenge to terrorism. The nominees also include people like...
  • Chandrayan1 has provided pictures of moon's surface: Nair January 15, 2009

    Raipur: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman G Madhavan Nair Monday said the successful of Chandrayan1 mission has enabled the scientific community in the country to get complete picture of moon's surface and that too to an extent of five meter resolution. "Though several moon missions were there in the...
  • What's aboard Chandrayaan and what are they for? November 14, 2008

    New Delhi: Besides the Moon Impact Probe (MIP) what else is on board Chandrayaan? And how does it work? There are eleven scientific instruments on Chandrayaan1. Five made in India and six from abroad. The most attention is on the MIP that has landed on the moon with the Indian...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 21, 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...
  • A world to win: India takes on rivals in space October 21, 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)...
  • Destination Moon: India to begin a bold new journey October 18, 2008

    As the countrys first lunar mission readies for the final countdown, meet the people behind the dream. ...
  • Chandrayan likely to be launched in October September 18, 2008

    Bangalore: India's first mission to the moon, Chandrayan is likely to be launched from Sriharikota in the 3rd week of October. The unmanned mission will be launched by ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle or PSLV. It will carry out a total of 11 experiments over a span of 2 years....
  • PM aims for the stars, says ISRO's next stop moon August 15, 2008

    New Delhi Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that India hopes to send a spacecraft to the moon this year and called it 'an important milestone'. that India must reach soon. Speaking from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort in Delhi on Friday as a part of the country's 61st Independence...
  • ISRO sets record, launches 10 satellites in one go April 28, 2008

    New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday simultaneously launched 10 satellites into Earths orbit with a record 824kg payload from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The spectacular launch has helped India set a new world record, placing the country in the lead of not only Russia and Europe, but...
  • DSE to send a lunar buggy for NASA race April 1, 2008

    New Delhi: NASA doesn't just send satellites to the moon, it also sends up lunar buggies. Indian students have now made a prototype they're sending to a contest in the US. For seventeen years NASA's helped students break their bones, sprain their backs and have a bit of fun...
  • India prepares for moon mission March 29, 2007

    New Delhi: India has begun assembling the spacecraft for ChandrayanI, its first unmanned mission to the moon scheduled for 2008, a top space agency said on Wednesday. "We have begun the integration process for the spacecraft structure and are putting in place the antennae required for tracking data from this month,"...