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Space Jam: What is SPARK, ISRO's new virtual museum?
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Space Jam: What is SPARK, ISRO's new virtual museum?

SPARK is ISRO's virtual space park that offers visitors with a 360-degree immersive experience. The one-of-its-kind museum allows users to navigate through the impressive landscape and visit satellite galleries, launch vehicle galleries as well as read about India's pioneers in space research

ISRO to launch Gaganyaan mission by end of 2022 or early 2023 after COVID delays, says Jitendra Singh
India

ISRO to launch Gaganyaan mission by end of 2022 or early 2023 after COVID delays, says Jitendra Singh

He said a brainstorming exercise by space scientists and government officials in 2015-16 helped them understand where space technology could be used.

Chandrayaan 2 orbiter completed over 9,000 orbits around the moon in two years: ISRO chief
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Chandrayaan 2 orbiter completed over 9,000 orbits around the moon in two years: ISRO chief

Chairman of Apex Science Board, ISRO, A S Kiran Kumar said the imaging and scientific instruments on board the satellite have been providing excellent data.

ISRO invites proposals for analysis, utilisation of data obtained from Chandrayaan-2 orbiter observations
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ISRO invites proposals for analysis, utilisation of data obtained from Chandrayaan-2 orbiter observations

The AO is open to all researchers from recognised academic institutions, universities, colleges, planetaria and government organisations of India,

Race to the moon heats up as China, Russia, India, Japan, SpaceX all make its moves
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Race to the moon heats up as China, Russia, India, Japan, SpaceX all make its moves

President Xi Jinping has put China's "space dream" into overdrive, with a crewed space station planned for next year.

Researchers from Jadavpur University work on simulation for ISRO to ensure soft landing for the lander on the moon, other planets
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Researchers from Jadavpur University work on simulation for ISRO to ensure soft landing for the lander on the moon, other planets

The project is part of ''Respond programme'' by ISRO with premier academic institutions related to space science, space technologies.

Four astronauts shortlisted for Gaganyaan; Chandrayaan 3 gets govt approval says ISRO chief K Sivan
India

Four astronauts shortlisted for Gaganyaan; Chandrayaan 3 gets govt approval says ISRO chief K Sivan

Chandrayaan-3 will consist of lander and rover and will cost approximately Rs 250 crore.

What happened to Chandrayaan 2's Vikram lander, and four other things we learnt from the Lok Sabha Q&A with ISRO
India

What happened to Chandrayaan 2's Vikram lander, and four other things we learnt from the Lok Sabha Q&A with ISRO

Singh didn't divulge much specific information on the investigation into the lander's broken communication link or hard-landing.

Chandrayaan 2: Vikram's hard landing was 500m from designated site, says DoS Chief to Parliament
India

Chandrayaan 2: Vikram's hard landing was 500m from designated site, says DoS Chief to Parliament

He also said the launch, orbit critical manoeuvres, lander separation, de-boost and rough braking phase were a success.

NASA to send golf cart size rover to the lunar south pole to sample the water ice
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NASA to send golf cart size rover to the lunar south pole to sample the water ice

VIPER is expected to roam the moon for about 100 days and collect data on the different kinds of soil on the moon,

ISRO-themed Durga Puja pandal set up in Guwahati to celebrate 50 years of organisation and as tribute to Vikram Sarabhai
India

ISRO-themed Durga Puja pandal set up in Guwahati to celebrate 50 years of organisation and as tribute to Vikram Sarabhai

As a tribute to Vikram Sarabhai on his 100th birth anniversary and to celebrate 50 years of ISRO, a special ISRO-themed Durga Puja pandal has been made in Assam.

No more hope to communicate with Vikram lander after Lunar night sets today
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No more hope to communicate with Vikram lander after Lunar night sets today

ISRO has said once the Lunar night falls, there would be no sunlight for the lander to generate power

Chandrayaan 2: ISRO thanks public in India, abroad for their support since failed 7 Sept landing
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Chandrayaan 2: ISRO thanks public in India, abroad for their support since failed 7 Sept landing

ISRO lost contact with the Chandrayaan 2 lander minutes before touchdown on the lunar surface on 7 September.

Narendra Modi's presence at ISRO during Chandrayaan landing may have been bad omen for mission, says Kumaraswamy
India

Narendra Modi's presence at ISRO during Chandrayaan landing may have been bad omen for mission, says Kumaraswamy

HD Kumaraswamy stoked a major controversy by suggesting that Modi's presence at the ISRO headquarters could have proved a 'bad omen' as the soft landing of moon lander Vikram failed.

Chandrayaan 2: NASA to share before and after images of Vikram lander’s landing site
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Chandrayaan 2: NASA to share before and after images of Vikram lander’s landing site

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter will be doing a flyby over the lander's crash site on 17 September

Chandrayaan 2 Landing Highlights: Space researchers, scientists certain there is still hope for the Pragyan rover
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Chandrayaan 2 Landing Highlights: Space researchers, scientists certain there is still hope for the Pragyan rover

Vikram lander was found intact but tilted near its intended landing site, senior ISRO official have confirmed.

ISRO's communication loss with GSAT 6A last year delayed Chandrayaan 2 launch
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ISRO's communication loss with GSAT 6A last year delayed Chandrayaan 2 launch

GSAT 6A was launched in March 2018 and was meant to support military communications in hostile regions using handy ground terminals.

Chandrayaan 2: Most objectives accomplished, mission will continue contributing to lunar science, ISRO said
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Chandrayaan 2: Most objectives accomplished, mission will continue contributing to lunar science, ISRO said

The success criteria included a lot of proof-of-concept tech, like the variable-thrust propulsion technology used in the lander.

Chandrayaan 2: How Narendra Modi magic turned temporary setback for ISRO into tangible hope of seeing flag on Moon
India

Chandrayaan 2: How Narendra Modi magic turned temporary setback for ISRO into tangible hope of seeing flag on Moon

Narendra Modi consoled the ISRO chief K Sivan and spoken to the scientists hours after the Chandrayaan 2 lost contact with Vikram Lander, turning a moment of great sadness into one of tangible hope

Chandrayaan 2: ISRO seeks to bet on trillion-dollar Helium-3 on the moon's surface
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Chandrayaan 2: ISRO seeks to bet on trillion-dollar Helium-3 on the moon's surface

ISRO said Chandrayaan-2 will hunt for a waste-free nuclear energy that could answer many of Earth's energy problems.