Chandrayaan 1 News
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.
The LRO has on a previous occasion tried to image the landing site of Vikram lander but failed.
This project will be an extension of the Gaganyaan mission, India's first manned mission to space, which will carry three people
The mission builds on discoveries made near the south pole, where Chandrayaan-1 found ice-water.
The rocket used for the Chandrayaan-2 mission towards the moon will be the GSLV Mk-III rocket.
The mission comes over a decade after India went up to the lunar orbit in 2008 with Chandrayaan 1.
Because of the instruments on board, it is still unclear exactly how much ice exists on the surface.
The deposits of ice were discovered in patches at the South and North pole of the moon
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
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
If this holds true then ISRO would be averaging a mission a month and that in itself would be a remarkable achievement.
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
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.
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.
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
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
The distribution is largely uniform rather than splotchy, with concentrations gradually decreasing toward the equator.
The mission has deepened the links between the space agency and the private industry, and has fostered the creation of many new indigenous technologies.
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
The Chandrayaan-1 mission payload was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre on 22 October 2008 aboard the PSLV-XL C11 rocket