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Chandrayaan-3 Soft Landing This Evening, All Eyes On ISRO Mission

The Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) ambitious third Moon mission, Lander Module (LM) of Chandrayaan 3, is all set to land on the lunar surface today evening. Scientists are awaiting the soft landing, which would mark the success of the ISRO Chandrayaan-3 Mission. The Chandrayaan 3 spacecraft comprises a propulsion module (weighing 2,148 kg), a lander (1,723.89 kg), and a rover (26 kg).

Wed, 23 Aug 2023 - 09:47 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Chandrayaan-3, Indian Space Research Organisation, Mission Moon, National news, moon


Moon images

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Chandrayaan 3: Vikram Land Sends Moon Surface, To Make Soft Landing On Aug 23

he Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) unveiled videos recorded by Chandrayaan 3's Vikram lander on Friday. One of the videos, filmed by the Lander Position Detection Camera (LPDC) on August 15 while attached to the propulsion module, provides a clear view of Moon craters. Another video, captured by the Lander Imager (LI) Camera-1, offers a glimpse of Earth, albeit in a smaller form.

Fri, 18 Aug 2023 - 06:53 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: chandrayaan 3, ISRO, Scientists, moon, Vikram Lander

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Chandrayaan 3

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Chandrayaan 3 Successfully Launches From Sriharikota Space Centre

Chandrayaan 3 finally launched successfully from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. With the end of the 25 hour 30-minute countdown, the ISRO scientists launched the GSLV rocket, which is the third attempt of India to make a smooth and easy landing on the surface of the Moon, on August 23. If successful, India will become the fourth nation to reach the Moon's surface.

Fri, 14 Jul 2023 - 03:48 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Sriharikota, chandrayaan 3, Space, moon, ISRO

Courtesy: The Hindu

South Korea lunar orbiter

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South Korea Launches 1st Lunar Orbiter On SpaceX Rocket

South Korea deployed its first lunar orbiter as it ramps up its space projects with the goal of landing a probe on the moon by 2030. It took out from Florida's Cape Canaveral U.S. Space Force Station aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket. South Korea hopes to become the world's seventh lunar explorer, and the fourth in Asia, after China, Japan, and India, with Danuri.

Sat, 06 Aug 2022 - 08:30 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: South Korea, lunar orbiter, SpaceX rocket, SpaceX, moon

Courtesy: DNA INDIA

Nishant Batra

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Nokia's Nishant Batra To Initiate First 4G Network On The Moon

Nishant Batra, a top executive at Nokia, is leading a project to establish the first 4G cellular network on the Moon for NASA's ambitious Artemis moon-landing program. Talking about the Nokia lunar connectivity project, Batra said, "If you run a 4G network, on the moon, then this device will work there." However, NASA will make a human landing on the Moon by 2024 and demonstrate Nokia-established network.

Mon, 07 Mar 2022 - 08:28 PM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: NASA, Nishant Batra, moon, 4G network, Mars

Courtesy: The Times of India

Man gifts one acre land to son on moon

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MP Man Gifts 1 Acre Land On Moon To His Son On Birthday

Abhilash Mishra, a resident of Bharhut Nagra in Madhya Pradesh's Satna town, gifted one acre of land to his son Avyaan Mishra on his second birthday, on December 15. Mishra works in a private company in Bangalore. He purchased the land from the International Lunar Registry situated in New York and paid Rs 1 lakh. ''Avyaan has also been given citizenship of the moon land,'' said Mishra. 

Sun, 19 Dec 2021 - 09:15 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Madhya Pradesh, Satna, moon, birthday, son


Science News

China’s Lunar Rock Samples Show Lava Flowed On Moon

China's Chang'e-5 mission revealed that the moon's surface oozed lava, some 2 billion years ago. A chemical analysis of the volcanic rocks confirmed that the moon remained volcanically active much more longer than its size would suggest possible. However, scientists did not find any radio active decay which are usually present in volcanism. "Young volcanism on a small body like moon is challenging to explain," said planetary scientist Juliane… read-more

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 - 09:02 PM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: moon, China, Lunar Mission, China Space Program

Courtesy: Science News

In 2023, NASA Plans To Send An Ice-Seeking Rover To The Nobile Crater In The Moon's South Pole

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NASA To Explore Moon's South Pole Through 'VIPER' By 2023

NASA stated on September 20 that it plans to send an ice-seeking rover 'VIPER' to the Nobile Crater in the Moon's south pole in 2023. This robot is to explore water ice beneath the surface that can potentially work as rocket fuel for future trips to Mars and beyond afield. The robot is called Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER). It's about the size of a golf cart.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 - 05:50 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: moon, NASA, nobile crater, water ice, Solar system, VIPER rover

Courtesy: NDTV


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Tiny Iron Nanoparticles Found On Moon; Here's Reason

Everywhere on the moon, innumerable tiny iron nanoparticles are being found and scientists are delving into the matter to understand the reason behind it. According to the Northern Arizona University’s Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science discovered solar radiation can be the principal source of lunar iron nanoparticles. Scientifically, asteroids and solar radiation break down lunar rock and soil forming nanoparticles, especially on… read-more

Sat, 21 Aug 2021 - 06:39 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: moon, Scientist, Science, solar-driven change

Courtesy: ANI

Representational photo of NASA spacecraft on Moon

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SpaceX Wins $2.9Bn Contract To Send Humans To Moon For Artemis 2024

NASA on April 16 announced a $2.9 billion contract with Elon Musk's SpaceX for its requirement of a spacecraft to take two humans to the Moon under Artemis 2024 mission. NASA chose SpaceX over Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin and American defense contractor Dynetics Inc. Moreover, the US’ space body also confirmed to perform test flights before sending humans to the Moon in the first-ever commercial lander possibly carrying a woman.

Sat, 17 Apr 2021 - 04:37 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: NASA, SpaceX, Elon Musk, Artemis Mission 2024, moon

Courtesy: Money Control