Lunar probe

Chandrayaan-2: NASA's lunar probe to fly over Vikram lander on Tuesday, new information expected

United States space agency NASA's lunar probe will fly over the landing site of Chandryaan-2's Vikram Lander on the Moon on Tuesday, September 17. New information regarding the condition of the lander is expected from this expedition.

Sep 16, 2019, 16:34 PM IST

Chandrayaan-II: Historical move for India as ISRO prepares for first ever Moon-landing mission

For the first time in Indian history, ISRO is all set to mark its presence on the Moon.  

Dec 03, 2017, 13:45 PM IST

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

Asian space race to get more competitive as Japan announces plans to send man to the moon by 2030!

They said the proposal was for JAXA to contribute to a multinational manned lunar probe by contributing technology, which would grant Japan a spot on the mission.

Jun 30, 2017, 16:57 PM IST

NASA scientists decode the reason for lunar orbiter's 'wild and jittery' 2014 images!

From the sudden and jagged pattern apparent in the image, the LROC team determined that the camera must have been hit by a tiny meteoroid, NASA said in a statement on Friday.

May 27, 2017, 14:33 PM IST

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

China aims to become first country to launch a lunar probe on far side of moon!

With an aim to carve out a niche for itself by exploring the dark side of the lunar surface, the project will implement topographic and geological surveys and conduct laboratory research on lunar samples.

Dec 27, 2016, 21:28 PM IST

China's satellites to enter uncharted territory

It will have the widest observation spectrum and highest energy resolution of any dark-matter probe in the world.

Nov 01, 2015, 13:28 PM IST

NASA`s LADEE sends its first images of moon to Earth

US space agency NASA`s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) has beamed back view of the lunar surface back to Earth for the first time.

Feb 17, 2014, 14:57 PM IST

China`s second unmanned lunar probe Chang`e 2 travels 70 mn km

Chang`e-2, China`s second unmanned lunar probe, has traveller more than 70 million km into deep space in good condition, making the longest voyage of any Chinese spacecraft till date, said a senior engineer on Friday.

Feb 14, 2014, 21:24 PM IST

China`s lunar probe observes stars, explores Moon

China`s lunar probe mission, which made the first soft-landing on the Moon since 1976, has collected a large amount of space observation and exploration data, authorities said today.

Jan 18, 2014, 18:52 PM IST

China plans to launch Chang`e 5 in 2017

China plans to launch lunar probe Chang`e 5 in 2017, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence announced Monday.

Dec 16, 2013, 20:05 PM IST

Falling debris of China`s Moon rover damages houses

Large pieces of debris from the rocket carrying China`s first Moon rover landed in a village more than a thousand kilometres from the launch site, damaging two houses.

Dec 04, 2013, 11:25 AM IST

China successfully launches its lunar probe

The launch of China`s lunar probe Chang`e-3 was "successful", the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre announced Monday.

Dec 02, 2013, 09:45 AM IST

China to launch lunar probe in December

China will send an unmanned space probe to the moon along with a rover early next month in what would be the country`s first lunar landing.

Nov 26, 2013, 12:40 PM IST

China to launch third lunar probe in 2013

China will launch its third lunar probe, Chang`e-3, to land a rover on Moon next year.

Jul 31, 2012, 16:22 PM IST

Lunar probes to resolve mystery of moon`s interior

Two robotic NASA probes are due to arrive at the moon this weekend to resolve a long-standing mystery of what is inside Earth`s natural satellite and how it got there.

Dec 31, 2011, 00:05 AM IST

China`s second lunar probe successfully completes 6 months

China`s second lunar probe `Chang`e-2` on Friday successfully completed its six months in the orbit, the official media here said.

Apr 01, 2011, 19:42 PM IST

China to launch satellites to probe `space environment`

China is poised to launch two environmental research satellites, days after the launch of its second lunar probe as part of an ambitious space programme to put a man on the moon.

Oct 05, 2010, 21:53 PM IST

China`s lunar probe maneuvered to correct trajectory

China`s second unmanned lunar probe, Chang`e-II, was maneuvered today to correct its trajectory on the earth-moon transfer orbit.

Oct 02, 2010, 23:45 PM IST