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NASA`s LADEE lunar exploration mission gets extension

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 21:09

The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) will get more time to explore the Moon than primitively planned after getting approval for a 28-day extension from the US space agency, NASA.

India to launch second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 by 2017

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 17:55

India is planning to launch the Chandrayaan-2, country`s second lunar exploration mission, in the next two to three years.

Astronaut Chris Hadfield hopes for permanent base on moon

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 16:17

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has said that the next logical step in space exploration would be a permanent base on the Moon.

China`s Jade Rabbit rover sends first moon photos

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 10:25

China`s Jade Rabbit rover sent back its first pictures from the moon, as state media on Monday lauded the first lunar soft landing in nearly four decades as a step forward for the "well-being" of the world.

China deploys `Jade Rabbit` lunar rover on moon

Last Updated: Saturday, December 14, 2013, 23:42

China has deployed its lunar rover vehicle on the moon, state media said early Sunday, hours after carrying out the first soft landing on Earth`s satellite since 1976 in a major step for Beijing`s ambitious space programme.

China upgrades its launcher rocket for its lunar mission

Last Updated: Friday, March 01, 2013, 15:10

China has upgraded its rockets for an upcoming lunar mission, keeping up with its plan to emerge as a major power in space technology rivalling US and Russia.

ISRO plans 58 space missions during 12th Plan

Last Updated: Sunday, October 07, 2012, 11:48

ISRO plans to launch 58 space missions, including sending spacecraft to moon and Mars.

`India`s lunar mission found moon alive, kicking`

Last Updated: Monday, July 16, 2012, 19:00

Chandrayaan-1 found the earth`s satellite alive and kicking, demolishing myths about it being bone dry and inactive for millions of years.

China gears up to launch its third lunar mission

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 20:19

China has begun designing and manufacturing the flight model entity of its third lunar probe due to to be launched next year.

China launches second lunar probe

Last Updated: Saturday, October 02, 2010, 00:26

China`s Chang`e-2 spacecraft is successfully launched to test key technologies and map the Moon.

Data from Chandrayaan moon mission to go public

Last Updated: Sunday, September 05, 2010, 13:17

Chandrayaan was the 1st mooncraft to have confirmed presence of water on moon.