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Chandrayaan 3 to launch in early 2021, will have a lander-rover duo says Union Minister Jitendra Singh
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Chandrayaan 3 to launch in early 2021, will have a lander-rover duo says Union Minister Jitendra Singh

Chandrayaan-1, launched in 2008, has sent images which show that Earth's satellite may be rusting along the poles.

Chandrayaan 2: NASA's LRO performs second flyover to locate Vikram's landing site on the moon
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Chandrayaan 2: NASA's LRO performs second flyover to locate Vikram's landing site on the moon

The LRO has on a previous occasion tried to image the landing site of Vikram lander but failed.

India is planning to set up its own space station, says ISRO chief K Sivan
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India is planning to set up its own space station, says ISRO chief K Sivan

This project will be an extension of the Gaganyaan mission, India's first manned mission to space, which will carry three people

ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 mission to carry three more payloads than Chandrayaan-1
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ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 mission to carry three more payloads than Chandrayaan-1

The mission builds on discoveries made near the south pole, where Chandrayaan-1 found ice-water.

ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 mission to take place between 9 July and 16 July
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ISRO's Chandrayaan-2 mission to take place between 9 July and 16 July

The rocket used for the Chandrayaan-2 mission towards the moon will be the GSLV Mk-III rocket.

Chandrayaan 2 likely to be launched on 3 January 2019 says ISRO chief K Sivan
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Chandrayaan 2 likely to be launched on 3 January 2019 says ISRO chief K Sivan

The mission comes over a decade after India went up to the lunar orbit in 2008 with Chandrayaan 1.

Scientists confirm 'definitive existence' of ice on Moon using Chandrayaan-1 data
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Scientists confirm 'definitive existence' of ice on Moon using Chandrayaan-1 data

Because of the instruments on board, it is still unclear exactly how much ice exists on the surface.

Chandrayaan-1 data helps NASA team find evidence of frozen water on the moon
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Chandrayaan-1 data helps NASA team find evidence of frozen water on the moon

The deposits of ice were discovered in patches at the South and North pole of the moon

From the new SSLV to Chandrayaan-2, ISRO announces big plans for next 3 years
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From the new SSLV to Chandrayaan-2, ISRO announces big plans for next 3 years

For the first time in history, ISRO said 2 launches will be planned every month from February 2019.

India's second moon mission 'Chandrayaan-2' to be launch at the end of the year will cost around Rs 800 crore
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India's second moon mission 'Chandrayaan-2' to be launch at the end of the year will cost around Rs 800 crore

Jitendra Singh appreciated the fact that the Chandrayaan-2 mission is not only cost-effective but also "totally indigenous in its expertise, manufacturing and material".

ISRO has a packed schedule as it plans to launch nine missions including Chandrayaan-2 in the next eight months
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ISRO has a packed schedule as it plans to launch nine missions including Chandrayaan-2 in the next eight months

If this holds true then ISRO would be averaging a mission a month and that in itself would be a remarkable achievement.

ISRO is working on an igloo-like habitat for future missions on the Moon says MoS Jitendra Singh
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ISRO is working on an igloo-like habitat for future missions on the Moon says MoS Jitendra Singh

The minister was responding to a question on whether the ISRO has started working on building igloo-like habitats on the lunar surface for potential future missions.

Chandrayaan-1 and NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter reveal that water is widely distributed on the moon's surface
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Chandrayaan-1 and NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter reveal that water is widely distributed on the moon's surface

India's Chandrayaan-1 mission and NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter suggests that Moon's water may be widely distributed across the surface, not confined to a particular region or type of terrain.

Indian and Japanese space agencies could soon start working towards a joint lunar mission
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Indian and Japanese space agencies could soon start working towards a joint lunar mission

India had launched its first lunar probe in 2008 through Chandrayaan-1, and is now gearing up for its next lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 in March next year.

India will undertake another lunar expedition in early 2018 says ISRO chairman Kiran Kumar
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India will undertake another lunar expedition in early 2018 says ISRO chairman Kiran Kumar

ISRO said the lander and rover would be configured for soft landing at a designated spot on the Moon and to conduct scientific experiments.

Chandrayaan-2, India's second mission to the moon to take place in first quarter of 2018: Dr Jitendra Singh
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Chandrayaan-2, India's second mission to the moon to take place in first quarter of 2018: Dr Jitendra Singh

Dr Singh made the comments while addressing the inaugural session of the Asian Conference on Remote Sensing.

Researchers create first global map of water on the Moon using data from ISRO's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft
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Researchers create first global map of water on the Moon using data from ISRO's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft

The distribution is largely uniform rather than splotchy, with concentrations gradually decreasing toward the equator.

All you need to know about Chandrayaan-2, ISRO’s second mission to the moon
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All you need to know about Chandrayaan-2, ISRO’s second mission to the moon

The mission has deepened the links between the space agency and the private industry, and has fostered the creation of many new indigenous technologies.

Former Isro chairman hails Nasa for finding the lost Chandrayaan 1 spacecraft
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Former Isro chairman hails Nasa for finding the lost Chandrayaan 1 spacecraft

Madhavan Nair, former chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) and one of the main figures behind India's first lunar mission, has hailed the Nasa finding

Chandrayaan-1 has been found: Nasa finds Isro's lost spacecraft with new, Earth-based tracking system
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Chandrayaan-1 has been found: Nasa finds Isro's lost spacecraft with new, Earth-based tracking system

The Chandrayaan-1 mission payload was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre on 22 October 2008 aboard the PSLV-XL C11 rocket