MOON MISSION

  • China launches spacecraft to go to Moon orbit and return back October 24, 2014

    Beijing: China on Friday launched an unmanned spacecraft to fly around the moon and back to Earth in order to test technologies to be used in the Chang'e-5, a future probe that will conduct the country's first Moon mission with a provision to return back. The lunar orbiter was launched atop...
  • NASA crashed moon mission at 5,700 km per hour April 21, 2014

    Washington: Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE), the moon exploring robot of NASA was annihilated when it impacted the surface of the moon, as planned last weekend, the US space agency announced. "At the time of impact, LADEE was travelling at a speed of 3,600 miles (5,700 km) per hour...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • China plans to launch 3rd moon mission next year March 5, 2012

    Beijing: China's third lunar probe, Chang'e3, is expected to be launched next year and it will conduct moon landing and lunar explorations, a top space official has said. Different from the previous two orbiters, Chang'e3 has "legs" to support the spacecraft in landing, Ye Peijian, chief commander of Chang'e3 at...
  • '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,...
  • New moon landing photo even shows boot tracks! September 7, 2011

    New Delhi: NASA has made available a picture that provide the sharpest images yet of the Apollo 12, 14 and 17 moon landing sites. The high definition photo even shows the boot tracks left behind in 1972 by the last US astronaut to walk on the Moon. This August 2011...
  • 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...
  • NASA readies rocket for next manned flight to moon October 26, 2009

    Cape Canaveral: NASA's taking the next step in manned space flight this week by looking back 30 years to the Apollo moon mission. On Tuesday, if all goes well, the first test flight of a nextgeneration launch system known as Ares One will blast off from Kennedy Space Centre. On...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • Ocean SAT2 launch a 100 pc success, says ISRO chief September 24, 2009

    New Delhi: Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLVC14), carrying India's ocean monitoring satellite Ocean SAT2 and six European nano satellites, blasted off from the SHAR Range at 1151 hrs IST at Sriharikota on Wednesday. ISRO Chairman G Madhavan Nair spoke to CNNIBN from Sriharikota. CNNIBN: Congratulations on...
  • Chandrayaan, a success or failure? Verdict today September 7, 2009

    Bangalore: Top European and American space scientists will join their Indian counterparts on Monday to review the performance of India's maiden moon mission Chandrayaan1 that was aborted prematurely last week, a senior space agency official said on Sunday. "Scientists from the European Space Agency (ESA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration...
  • Chandrayaan confirms moon once completely molten September 2, 2009

    Panaji: Chandrayaan's moon mineralogy mapper has confirmed the magma ocean hypothesis, meaning that the moon was once completely molten, a senior scientist said on Wednesday. "It proves beyond doubt the magma ocean hypothesis. There is no other way this massive rock type could be formed," said Science Manager at the NASAsupported...
  • Why maiden moon mission was terminated August 31, 2009

    Panaji/Bangalore: India's first lunar mission Chandrayaan1 has been terminated abruptly after repeated attempts to restore radio contact with the spacecraft failed, a top space official said on Sunday. "We had to terminate the mission as we don't have contact with the spacecraft. Though we are disappointed with what has happened, we...
  • 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 I lost but ISRO not disheartened August 29, 2009

    Bangalore: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has lost radio contact with the country's first lunar mission Chandrayaan I. The radio link was lost at 0130 hrs IST on Saturday with ISRO admitting that reviving connectivity with a lunar mission was very rare. Even other international ground stations are also not...
  • 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...
  • Watch: Mission moon successful; young minds excited October 22, 2008

    At $79 million, our moon mission is considerably cheaper than the Chinese and Japanese probes of last year, or the European SMART1 mission of 2006. And once that impactor lands on the moon, India will become only the fourth nation to place a flag on the Moon after Russia, United...
  • Indian on moon? | Pics | Moon mission facts October 21, 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...
  • Prayers to 'moon god' for success of lunar mission October 21, 2008

    Thingalur : A temple in this Tamil Nadu town dedicated to the moon god conducted special prayers Tuesday for the successful launch of Chandrayaan, India's first lunar mission. "Since this temple itself is meant for propitiation of the moon god, we conducted prayers for the success of Chandrayaan as it is...
  • Moon mission, a great event for India: Abdul Kalam October 21, 2008

    Hyderabad: Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Tuesday said the launch of India's maiden unmanned moon mission Chandrayaan1 was a great event for the country. "What I am looking for is a great event. It is a very important day. India lacks payload and it is going to land its payload on...
  • India's First: Moon mission to take off on October 22 October 7, 2008

    New Delhi: India will launch a locally built rocket for the country's first unmanned mission to the moon on October 22, the head of the project said on Tuesday. "If at all there is any delay, it will be because of the weather, otherwise I don't foresee any technical difficulties," M...
  • China's Moon mission takes off with lunar orbiter October 25, 2007

    New Delhi: China's first lunar probe, Chang'e One, blasted off on its mission on Thursday from the launch centre in Sichuan province. The launch went off without a hitch. Named after China's Moon Goddess, Chang'e One is a manned spacecraft, carrying two Chinese astronauts. It will move into lunar orbit...
  • India's first moon mission by early 2008 September 27, 2006

    Panaji: India's first mission to the moon, Chandrayaan1, will be launched in the first half of 2008, the scientist heading the project said on Wednesday. A scientist with Ahmedabadbased Physical Research Laboratory, Jitendranath Goswami said that the date for the Indian Space Research Organisation's unmanned moon mission would be finalised...