Articles about Chandrayaan

The Chandrayaan program, called the Indian Lunar Exploration Program, is an ongoing series of missions overseen by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). The name of the program is derived from Sanskrit and translates to moon craft. The first phase of the mission was announced on India's Independence Day (August 15) in 2003 by Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Launched on October 22 2008 aboard a PSLV rocket, the mission was a huge success for ISRO as the Moon Impact Probe discovered water on the moon. The second phase of the mission involved sending our Russian-built soft lander and rover to the moon. The second phase was announced on September 18, 2008, by the first Manmohan Singh cabinet. Chandrayaan-2 was launched on July 22, 2019, strapped to a GSLV Mk3 rocket. The spacecraft was successfully injected into orbit but the lander was lost while attempting to land in September. The arbiter remains operational and is expected to function for another eight years. The third phase of the mission has prioritized re-attempting a demonstration of the landing capabilities. As of August 2021, Chandrayaan-3 is scheduled to launch in the third quarter of 2022.

Chandrayaan-2 completes over 9,000 orbits around the Moon: ISRO

06 Sep 2021

Technology
Chandrayaan-2 completes over 9,000 orbits around the Moon: ISRO

India's Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft has completed more than 9,000 orbits around the Moon, and imaging and scientific instruments onboard have been providing excellent data, officials said on Monday.

ISRO seeks proposals for analysis, utilization of Chandrayaan-2 orbiter data

24 Aug 2021

Bengaluru
ISRO seeks proposals for analysis, utilization of Chandrayaan-2 orbiter data

The Indian Space Research Organization has come out with an "Announcement of Opportunity" (AO) seeking proposals toward scientific analysis and utilization of data from all experiments of Chandrayaan-2 orbiter.

Chandrayaan-3 approved; 4 astronauts identified for Gaganyaan: ISRO chief

01 Jan 2020

India
Chandrayaan-3 approved; 4 astronauts identified for Gaganyaan: ISRO chief

Indian Space Research Organization chief K Sivan on Wednesday announced that the space agency's third lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3, has been approved by the Centre.

Chandrayaan-3 official! ISRO seeks Rs. 75 crore from Centre

08 Dec 2019

India
Chandrayaan-3 official! ISRO seeks Rs. 75 crore from Centre

Months after the Indian Space Research Organisation launched the Chandrayaan-2 moon mission, the space agency has sought Rs. 75 crore from the Centre for the next phase, Chandrayaan-3.

Chandrayaan-2 mission a huge step forward for India: US

08 Sep 2019

World
Chandrayaan-2 mission a huge step forward for India: US

A day after India's ambitious mission to the Moon, Chandrayaan-2 failed to complete landing on the lunar surface, the United States has congratulated and supported India on its efforts.

This Tamil Nadu college supplied 3 components for Chandrayaan-2

07 Sep 2019

India
This Tamil Nadu college supplied 3 components for Chandrayaan-2

It was a historic day as thousands tuned in to watch the Chandrayaan-2 landing on the moon live at 2 am on Saturday.

Meet the team of ISRO scientists behind the Chandrayaan-2 mission

07 Sep 2019

India
Meet the team of ISRO scientists behind the Chandrayaan-2 mission

India's historic attempt to make a soft landing on the moon's unexplored south pole remained unsuccessful as ISRO lost contact with the Chandrayaan-2 Vikram lander.

After Chandrayaan-2 goes off-script, Modi consoles emotional ISRO chief

07 Sep 2019

India
After Chandrayaan-2 goes off-script, Modi consoles emotional ISRO chief

India stayed up last night to witness history being scripted as Chandrayaan-2 mission neared climax.

Chandrayaan-2 will make India a global powerhouse: Former NASA astronaut

06 Sep 2019

World
Chandrayaan-2 will make India a global powerhouse: Former NASA astronaut

After traveling for nearly two months in space, Chandrayaan-2, India's second-ever mission to the Moon, is ready to set foot on its destination, tonight.