PM Narendra Modi asked scientists to aim to send the first Indian to the Moon by 2040 and set up an Indian space station by 2035, said an official statement. He gave these directions during a meeting to review the preparedness of the Gaganyaan mission and the first demonstration flight of the crew for October 21. "The meeting evaluated the mission’s readiness, affirming its launch in 2025," the statement said.
Courtesy: Press Trust of India
Aditya-L1 blasted off from Sriharikota at 11.50 am. Aditya L1 will take an approach similar to Chandrayaan-3 to reach its designated spot. Aditya L1 will stay in earth-bound orbits for 16 days as it undergoes five manoeuvres to gain speed needed for L1 jump. The total journey time for ISRO's Aditya-L1 solar mission from Sriharikota (Earth) to L1 is estimated to be about four months.
Courtesy: The Economic Times
India's Chandrayaan-3 has landed near the Moon's south pole. The successful Moon mission has made India the fourth country to achieve a soft landing on the lunar surface after the US, China, and the erstwhile Soviet Union, and the first to land a craft near the Moon's south pole. The lander Vikram captured several images of the lunar surface during the power descent, showing a portion of the landing site.
Fresh images of the Moon emerged as the Indian Space Research Organization, shared the images officially, two days before the Vikram Landing on the Moon's surface, under Chandrayaan-3 Mission. "Here are the images of Lunar far side area captured by the Lander Hazard Detection and Avoidance Camera (LHDAC)," wrote ISRO on 'X' formerly known as Twitter. The Chandrayaan-3 is expected to make a landing on August 23 at 6:40 pm.
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to virtually launch the Indian Space Association (ISpA) and will also ''interact with its leading stakeholders'' on October 11 at 11 AM. Reportedly, the ISpA is an association of space and satellite companies such as Larson & Toubro, Nelco (Tata Group), OneWeb, Bharti Airtel, Aerospace Private Limited. ''Those interested in the world of space and innovation must watch the programme,'' PM Modi said.
Courtesy: Zee News