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NASA Completes Rocket Engine Test Series For Lunar Mission
NASA Completes Rocket Engine Test Series For Lunar Mission

During the test, hot fire, operators fired RS-25 developmental engine No. 0528, used for each of the seven tests in the series, for more than eight minutes (500 seconds), the same time required during an actual launch.

Chandrayaan-2 Spacecraft Completes Over 9,000 Orbits Around Moon: ISRO
Chandrayaan-2 Spacecraft Completes Over 9,000 Orbits Around Moon: ISRO

The two-day workshop, organised by ISRO, is being live-streamed on the space agency's website and Facebook page, for effectively reaching the students, academia and institutes, and to engage the scientific community to analyse Chandrayaan-2 data.

SpaceX Rocket To Deliver Astrobotic Lander To Moon In 2023
SpaceX Rocket To Deliver Astrobotic Lander To Moon In 2023

San Francisco: Space start-up Astrobotic has selected SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket to launch its Griffin lunar lander to the Moon in late 2023. Griffin will be carrying NASA’s water-hunting Volatiles…

NASA Seeks To Send 1st Person Of Colour To Moon In 2024
NASA Seeks To Send 1st Person Of Colour To Moon In 2024

Washington: Acting NASA administrator Steve Jurczyk has sought to not only land the first woman on the Moon but also the first person of colour under the Artemis programme. The…

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ISRO's latest rocket science maths pains former officials

Chennai: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K.Sivan’s statement on Saturday that Rs 978 crore Chandrayaan-2 mission was 98 per cent success has invited scorn many former senior officials of the space aggency. “In one week (success) percentage has increased by three per cent. By the unitary method, in another five days, the success rate […]

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As Lunar Night Falls, Hopes Of Waking Up Chandrayaan-2's Lander Is All But Over

Bengaluru: Hopes of re-establishing contact with India’s moon mission Chandrayaan-2’s lander seems to be all but over with its 14-day mission life set to end and the Lunar night falling early Saturday. Lander Vikram, with rover Pragyan housed inside it, lost communication with the ground station on September 7 during its final descent, just 2. […]

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ISRO Racing Against Time To Salvage Lander-Rover Part Of Chandrayaan-2 Mission

Bengaluru: ISRO is racing against time to spring ‘Vikram’ back to life and salvage the lander-rover part of the Chandrayaan-2 mission. The lander Vikram, with rover ‘Pragyan’ tucked inside it, lost communication with the ground-stations during its final descent, just 2.1 kms above the lunar surface, minutes before the planned soft-landing in the early hours […]

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PM to watch Chandrayaan-2 final descent with students at ISRO

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be at the ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru on Saturday to watch the final descent of Chandrayaan-2 on the Moon’s surface. Officials said Modi will witness the final descent of Chandrayaan-2 on the lunar south pole from Satellite Control Centre (SCC), ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC). He […]

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ISRO releases fresh set of photos of moon craters

Chennai: The Indian Space Research Organisation on Monday released a fresh set of photographs of the surface of the moon and its craters taken by the Terrain Mapping Camera-2 of the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft. According to ISRO, the pictures were taken on August 23 at an altitude of about 4,375 kms showing impact craters like Jackson, […]

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Russia offers India semi-cryogenic engine technology

Chennai: India and Russia are discussing a wide range of cooperation in the space sector with the latter’s offer of its semi-cryogenic engine technology and critical components for India’s human space capsule, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)Chairman K. Sivan said on Sunday. “We are in discussions with the Russian space agency on various aspects and […]

All parameters of Chandrayaan-2 for landing rover in lunar south pole normal: ISRO

Bengaluru: Spacecraft parameters of India’s second moon mission Chandrayaan-2, aimed at landing a rover on the unchartered Lunar South Pole, are “normal”, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Monday, as it successfully raised the craft’s orbit around the Earth for the third time. In a giant leap for the country’s ambitious low-cost space […]

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Chennai Metro Water reserves first moon water supply with ISRO

Chennai: Even as the city’s thirst is being quenched by transporting potable water by train from Jolarpettai, the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (Chennai Metro Water) is seeking water from the moon. Congratulating the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for successfully putting into orbit the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft, Chennai Metro Water tweeted: “Congrats @isro […]

Additional funding for NASA's Moon mission rejected: Report

Washington: NASA advanced its target of returning humans to the Moon by four years, but a request for $1.6 billion funding in addition to the proposed $21 billion for the agency over the 2020 fiscal year has been rejected, the media reported. The White House made the request for addition funding on May 14. But […]

NASA's Artemis to put first woman on Moon

Washington: NASA’s ambitious plan to put the first woman on the Moon by 2024 has been named Artemis. It was set in motion following an additional increase to the agency’s budget. NASA’s plans for the first woman on the lunar surface ever comes nearly five decades after the men set their foot there. Artemis is […]

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NASA eyes return to Moon, to announce partnerships with US companies

Washington: After the historic InSight touchdown on Mars, NASA is now set to focus on Moon mission by announcing new partnerships with American companies, the US space agency said. Working with US companies is the next step to achieving long-term scientific study and human exploration of the Moon and Mars, NASA said in a statement […]

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India tests cryogenic engine for launching second moon mission

Bengaluru: India successfully tested the cryogenic engine for the heavy rocket that would launch the country’s second moon mission on January 3, 2019, the space agency said on Friday. “The cryogenic engine of the Geo Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV MK-III) in the upper stage has been tested for the Chandrayaan-2 Mission,” said the state-run Indian […]

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Moon mission a step forward to reach Mars: NASA chief

Washington: NASA’s new head, Jim Bridenstine, has defended the new agency directive to return astronauts to the Moon, saying that the mission will not derail the US goal of becoming the first country to put humans on Mars. “Our return to the surface of the Moon will allow us to prove and advance technologies that […]

TeamIndus scouts for funds for its lunar mission

Bengaluru: Bengaluru-based aerospace start-up TeamIndus is scouting for funds and sponsors to build a spacecraft with a rover for landing and exploring the lunar surface. “The total budget of the moon mission is about Rs 450 crore, out of which we have raised more than half (Rs 225 crore) and have spent. We’re trying to […]