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Chandrayaan-2 finds abundance of sodium on moon for first time: ISRO
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Chandrayaan-2 finds abundance of sodium on moon for first time: ISRO

An interesting aspect that widens the interest in this alkali element is its presence in the wispy atmosphere of the moon, a region so thin that the atoms there rarely meet

Some good news: How Chandrayaan-2 brings cheer after ISRO's SSLV failure
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Some good news: How Chandrayaan-2 brings cheer after ISRO's SSLV failure

On the heels of the heartbreaking news of the SSLV failure came a sliver of hope as ISRO’s Chandrayaan-2 delivered a scientific discovery. It has found that there is a plasma density in the moon’s ionosphere, which opens new possibilities in understanding the lunar dark side environment

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,

ISRO's GSLV-F10 fails to place observation satellite into earth’s orbit, Twitterati express support
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ISRO's GSLV-F10 fails to place observation satellite into earth’s orbit, Twitterati express support

As per the space agency, the mission could not be accomplished fully due to a performance anomaly in the cryogenic stage of the rocket

Gaganyaan to launch in December 2021, Chandrayaan 3 may launch in 2022 followed by Mangalyaan 2: ISRO chief
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Gaganyaan to launch in December 2021, Chandrayaan 3 may launch in 2022 followed by Mangalyaan 2: ISRO chief

ISRO has other major projects lined up including its mission to Venus - Shukrayaan-1 and Aditya which is ISRO's mission to the Sun.

Union Budget 2021: DoS granted funds for ISRO's Chandrayaan 3, Gaganyaan launch, deep ocean mission
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Union Budget 2021: DoS granted funds for ISRO's Chandrayaan 3, Gaganyaan launch, deep ocean mission

FM says four Indians are in Russia undergoing astronaut training as part of the joint partnership between ISRO and Roscosmos.

ISRO releases initial data from India's second moon mission Chandrayaan 2
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ISRO releases initial data from India's second moon mission Chandrayaan 2

The Chandrayaan-2 mission was India''s first attempt to land on the lunar surface.

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 3: To test and prepare for successful landing, ISRO to recreate lunar craters in village near Bangalore
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Chandrayaan 3: To test and prepare for successful landing, ISRO to recreate lunar craters in village near Bangalore

A source revealed that the artificial moon craters will be about 10 metres in diameter and will be three metres deep.

Chandrayaan 2 orbiter completes one year around the moon, has enough fuel for seven years: ISRO
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Chandrayaan 2 orbiter completes one year around the moon, has enough fuel for seven years: ISRO

ISRO said that the Chandrayaan 2 orbiter has completed 17 orbit maintenance manoeuvres since achieving 100 km lunar orbit on 24th September 2019.

ISRO marks Vikram Sarabhai's birthday with Chandrayaan 2's photos of Sarabhai crater
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ISRO marks Vikram Sarabhai's birthday with Chandrayaan 2's photos of Sarabhai crater

Within 300 kilometres east of the crater is the site where the Apollo 17 and Luna 21 missions had landed.

Chandrayaan-2 rover, lander may have partially survived landing, says engineer who discovered Vikram lander debris
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Chandrayaan-2 rover, lander may have partially survived landing, says engineer who discovered Vikram lander debris

Subramanian said he was seeking an explanation of how the rover may have moved, and for ISRO's validation of his findings.

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.

Chandrayaan 3: ISRO starts work on second lander mission to the moon, launch planned in early 2021
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Chandrayaan 3: ISRO starts work on second lander mission to the moon, launch planned in early 2021

Chandrayaan 3 lander, rover and rocket will cost ISRO Rs 610 crores, of which Rs 360 crore is for the GSLV-MkIII.

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

Chandrayaan 3 to launch in 2030, will cost lesser than the second mission, Union Minister Jitendra Singh
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Chandrayaan 3 to launch in 2030, will cost lesser than the second mission, Union Minister Jitendra Singh

He said that calling Chandrayaan 2 a disappointment was wrong since it was India's maiden attempt.

Space and Astronomy in 2019: Unforgettable findings and events in space exploration, the universe
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Space and Astronomy in 2019: Unforgettable findings and events in space exploration, the universe

We saw the first black hole photo, many moon landings, the most distant asteroid ever imaged beyond Pluto among other spectacular wonders.

Chandrayaan 2: Failure is part of the 'big game', shouldn't discourage the science community, says NASA-JPL CTO
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Chandrayaan 2: Failure is part of the 'big game', shouldn't discourage the science community, says NASA-JPL CTO

The NASA JPL Chief emphasised a familiar statistic quotes at the time of Vikram's planned landing — 40% of moons missions in last 60 years have failed.

How NASA's LRO found ISRO's Vikram lander with assistance from Chennai engineer
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How NASA's LRO found ISRO's Vikram lander with assistance from Chennai engineer

ISRO never released images or other data to corroborate that it had located the Vikram lander.