Moon Mission

Two moon missions find their way into ISRO's space agenda in early 2018!

Two moon missions find their way into ISRO's space agenda in early 2018!

The first one will be the Chandrayaan-2 mission, an advanced version of its previous 2018 mission with the objective of deeper lunar surface probe, and the second mission will be an initiative by Team Indus – a group of space enthusiasts that wants to unfurl the tricolour on the moon's surface as part of a global lunar competition.

Jul 30, 2017, 12:21 PM IST
Neil Armstrong's moon dust collection pouch from Apollo 11 mission sells for $1.8 million at auction!

Neil Armstrong's moon dust collection pouch from Apollo 11 mission sells for $1.8 million at auction!

Its previous owner was an Illinois lawyer, who bought it in 2015 for USD 995.

Jul 21, 2017, 08:25 AM IST
Lunar dreams: China reveals 2018 plans to launch mini-ecosystems to the moon for the first time!

Lunar dreams: China reveals 2018 plans to launch mini-ecosystems to the moon for the first time!

An 18-centimetre-tall cylinder will carry potato seeds and silkworm eggs to be incubated.

Jun 18, 2017, 15:33 PM IST
Collection pouch which once held moon samples from Apollo 11 mission to be auctioned!

Collection pouch which once held moon samples from Apollo 11 mission to be auctioned!

While there are legal restrictions on sales of material from moon missions, including lunar rocks and dust, it is believed some items have been sold on the black market.

May 20, 2017, 11:31 AM IST
NASA unveils lunar dreams, plans to establish spaceport orbiting the Moon!

NASA unveils lunar dreams, plans to establish spaceport orbiting the Moon!

The agency is looking to build a crew tended spaceport in lunar orbit within the first few missions that would serve as a gateway to deep space and the lunar surface.

Apr 03, 2017, 19:31 PM IST
Seven teams qualify for India's first private moon mission

Seven teams qualify for India's first private moon mission

Seven teams have been qualified for India's first private moon mission in December, space technology start-up TeamIndus said on Wednesday.

Mar 15, 2017, 23:55 PM IST

Mars astronaut radiation shield set for moon mission trial-developer

The AstroRad Radiation Shield has been devised by Tel Aviv-based StemRad, which has already produced and marketed a belt to protect rescue workers from harmful gamma ray radiation emitted in nuclear disasters, such as Chernobyl and Fukushima.

Mar 03, 2017, 17:15 PM IST
Chandrayaan 2 mission: India may launch its second mission to Moon in first quarter of 2018, says ISRO chief

Chandrayaan 2 mission: India may launch its second mission to Moon in first quarter of 2018, says ISRO chief

SRO will develop an engine that will help in the controlled landing on the moon. The mission is currently planned for the first quarter of 2018.

Mar 02, 2017, 10:54 AM IST
Russia to launch manned moon missions by 2029

Russia to launch manned moon missions by 2029

In 2025, the spaceship will carry out its first unmanned mission to the moon.

Oct 27, 2015, 21:13 PM IST
European-Russian joint mission to colonise the Moon

European-Russian joint mission to colonise the Moon

The probe, named “Luna 27,” will explore the freezing “dark” south pole of the Moon to assess whether there is water or any raw materials to create fuel and oxygen.

Oct 19, 2015, 20:58 PM IST
Indian-origin billionaire teams up with NASA to mine the Moon

Indian-origin billionaire teams up with NASA to mine the Moon

Moon Express, a California-based company, co-founded by Indian origin billionaire Naveen Jain, is teaming up with NASA to build robotic lander to mine the Moon, according to reports.

Mar 11, 2015, 22:13 PM IST

Chinese unmanned lunar orbiter returns home

China succeeded Saturday in the world's first mission to the Moon and back, becoming the third nation to do so after the former Soviet Union and the US.

Nov 01, 2014, 05:39 AM IST

Israel a step closer to the moon, with propulsion deal

Seems that Israel’s moonshot project is a lot closer to reality. The SpaceIL organization, which is developing the Israeli spacecraft that will journey to the moon in 2015, has acquired the engine for the rocket that will propel Israel’s lunar lander into space.

Dec 29, 2013, 20:53 PM IST

NASA`s laser Moon mission to boost space communication

NASA has completed its 30-day lunar laser mission which confirmed that the possibility of expanding broadband capabilities in space using laser communications is as bright as expected.

Dec 29, 2013, 14:10 PM IST

China eyes collection of lunar samples in 2017

China aims to launch its next unmanned lunar probe in 2017, with the key aim of collecting and bringing back lunar samples, an official said on Monday, after the country`s first probe landed successfully on the moon over the weekend.

Dec 17, 2013, 10:51 AM IST

China hails its lunar probe mission as complete success

A day after the country finished its first lunar soft landing, both the lander and moon rover were functioning well, said Pei Zhaoyu, spokesperson for China`s lunar probe programme.

Dec 16, 2013, 02:08 AM IST

`Exotic minerals` behind China`s obsession with Moon mission

Why is China so fixated on the moon? Well this obsession with the Moon is seemingly because of the moon being a `beautiful` source of minerals and energy, as said by a top Chinese scientist.

Nov 30, 2013, 21:10 PM IST

Preparations on for launch of Mars Orbiter Mission

Preparations are afoot in Sriharikota for the launch of Mars Orbiter Mission Mangalyaan on PSLV C25, ISRO Chairman K Radhakrishnan said.

Oct 17, 2013, 21:26 PM IST

China to launch 3rd lunar mission this year

China has begun the countdown for its third lunar mission later this year, during which it plans to land an orbiter on the moon`s surface.

Aug 28, 2013, 21:29 PM IST

NASA to launch Moon mission next month

NASA is making final preparations to launch a small car-sized robotic Moon probe next month in an attempt to answer prevailing questions about the lunar atmosphere.

Aug 25, 2013, 13:28 PM IST