LUNAR MISSION

  • You can soon bury your DNA on Moon December 1, 2014

    London: A British space consultant will charge people 50 pounds or so to place a sample of their DNA in an archive to be buried on the Moon. Called Lunar Mission One, the archive is the brainchild of David Iron, who has worked on Skynet, the UK spy satellite network, and...
  • 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 Chandrayaan1 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 Chandrayaan1 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 Chandrayaan1's Moon Impact Probe (MIP), with the Tricolour painted on it, touched down. The 35kg payload crashlanded on the lunar surface at around...
  • 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...
  • 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 16, 2008

    Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh): India's lunar explorer, Chandrayaan1, 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...