“Developing technologies that let us use resources on the Moon and Mars is critical to build a long-term lunar presence, create a robust lunar economy, and allow us to support an initial human exploration campaign to Mars," NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy.
India's Aditya-L1 spacecraft has captured a selfie and stunning images of Earth and the Moon from space as it loops around the planet ahead of leaving for its destination, Lagrange Point 1.
The study, published in the Astronomical Journal, comes amidst ongoing debate on the existence of a so-called ‘Planet Nine’, after Pluto was declared a dwarf planet 2006.
Indian space agency in the wee hours of Tuesday said it had successfully manoeuvred its space based solar observatory Aditya-L1 to a new orbit.
"Vikram will fall asleep next to Pragyan (moon rover) once the solar power is depleted and the battery is drained. Hoping for their awakening, around September 22, 2023," ISRO added.
'Pragyaan' and 'Vikram', respectively were functioning well and they would be put to "sleep" soon to withstand the night on the Moon.
The lastest is Niger Shaji, Project Director for Aditya-L1 mission, India’s mission to the Sun.
During the countdown process, the fuelling of the rocket -- liquid fuel -- will be done as well as checking of its systems.
OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, and Security–Regolith Explorer), the first US mission to collect a sample from an asteroid, will return to Earth on September 24 with material from asteroid Bennu. It is carrying an estimated 8.8 ounces of rocky material collected from the surface of the asteroid Bennu in 2020.
For many kids in India, the moon is usually referred to Chandamama as their mothers show it to them while feeding them.
Swati Varshney is one of the three candidates selected by the Hera Project of Rising United that seeks to empower women in science and technology, the organisation has announced.
According to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the preparations for the Aditya-L1 mission is progressing well.
It also said the instrument also detected aluminium, calcium, iron, chromium, titanium, manganese, silicon and oxygen, as expected.
This Raksha Bandhan is going to be special for moon lovers as the sky is set to unfold a major celestial treat. A rare Super Blue Moon will grace the heavens on Wednesday, August 30. However skywatchers in India may not be able to watch the spectacle in full glory as it unfolds early morning on August 31.
The Indian Space Research Organisation is gearing up for Aditya-L1, the first space-based Indian mission to study the Sun. The Aditya-L1 mission will be launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on September 2nd. What are the objectives of the mission? Here’s what the space agency has to say. It will help study the Solar upper atmospheric - the chromosphere and corona - dynamics.
Vyommitra, a fusion of Sanskrit words "Vyoma" (Space) and "Mitra" (Friend), is a pioneering innovation designed for India's inaugural unmanned Gaganyaan mission. This female humanoid robot serves as a vital component of the mission. As was disclosed earlier, this prototype of humanoid will go as trial before Gaganyaan goes with astronauts.
After the success of Chandrayaan-3, ISRO is gearing up for Aditya-L1, the first space based Indian mission to study the Sun. The Aditya-L1 mission will be launched by ISRO’s PSLV XL rocket from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR (SDSC-SHAR) in Sriharikota on September 2nd.
India on August 23 reached the Moon with its lander safely landing on the lunar soil in a text book style.
It will be the first dedicated Indian space mission for observations of the Sun to be launched by the Bengaluru-headquartered space agency.
The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) SLIM (Smart Lander for Investigating Moon) aims to achieve a lightweight probe system on a small scale and use the pinpoint landing technology necessary for future lunar probes.