Lunar Mission

  • 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's temperature rises, ISRO worried November 26, 2008

    New Delhi: India's moon mission Chandrayaan-1 is facing the heat, literally. A month after its launch, an unexplained rise in temperature is causing concern for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). ISRO Chairman Madhavan Nair says Chandrayaan-1 is now hotter by 10 degree Celsius which is hot enough to affect its...
  • 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...
  • Chandrayaan-1 cruising 39,000 km above earth October 25, 2008

    New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is keeping a close track on Chandrayaan-1. Three days after launch, Chandrayaan-1 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, Chnadrayaan-1 will...
  • Chandrayaan launch: Messages of pride and joy pour in October 22, 2008

    New Delhi: While the world was watching with bated breath, India successfully put into orbit the space module Chandrayaan 1. The successful launch on Wednesday October 22 signalled not just a technological stride in India's favour but also a moment that will go down in history. But it was not just the...
  • Indian spacecraft will try to unravel moon's origin October 21, 2008

    Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh): India's lunar explorer, Chandrayaan-1, will try to unravel the moon's origins as it scouts for minerals and water there, says project director M Annadurai. Chandrayaan, slated for an October 22 launch from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, would bolster international space cooperation by carrying 11 scientific devices — six...