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Chandrayaan 2: Orbiter insturments study Argon 40 levels in moon's exosphere for the first time
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Chandrayaan 2: Orbiter insturments study Argon 40 levels in moon's exosphere for the first time

Also referred to as a 'gas held prisoner by lava', Argon 40 can be used to date lava flow that is between a million and billion years old.

Space Week: Dogs, chimps, fruit flies and all the other animals that flew to space before humans did
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Space Week: Dogs, chimps, fruit flies and all the other animals that flew to space before humans did

As we celebrate human endeavours in space, let us not forget the contribution of our non-human friends in letting us understand space better.

Space Week 2019: After Chandrayaan 2, ISRO's upcoming interplanetary missions to Mars, Venus, the Sun
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Space Week 2019: After Chandrayaan 2, ISRO's upcoming interplanetary missions to Mars, Venus, the Sun

Among these missions is a mission to the Sun's corona, a second Mars orbiter, and a third mission to the Moon.

Chandrayaan 2: ISRO wont give up trying to communicate with the crashed Vikram lander, says K.Sivan
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Chandrayaan 2: ISRO wont give up trying to communicate with the crashed Vikram lander, says K.Sivan

However, some space experts believe regaining link with the lander now appears extremely difficult.

NASA engineer says Chandrayaan 2 mission 'learning experience' for Indian scientists
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NASA engineer says Chandrayaan 2 mission 'learning experience' for Indian scientists

Anne Devereaux said, "The Indian scientists did very well. Lot of information (was) gathered. The orbiter has been successful".

Narendra Modi's presence at ISRO during Chandrayaan landing may have been bad omen for mission, says Kumaraswamy
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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 Landing: A step-by-step look at the Vikram lander's 47-day journey to the moon
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Chandrayaan 2 Landing: A step-by-step look at the Vikram lander's 47-day journey to the moon

There's plenty of action planned for the days between Chandrayaan 2 launch & the planned landing on 7 September.

Chandrayaan 2 shows India's potential, but we need to make it the 'Kennedy moment' for our engineering education
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Chandrayaan 2 shows India's potential, but we need to make it the 'Kennedy moment' for our engineering education

The quality of education in various institutes remains questionable, due to unprofessional, profit only approach of management.

Chandrayaan 2: What ISRO must do to make benefits of the moon mission accessible to the common man
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Chandrayaan 2: What ISRO must do to make benefits of the moon mission accessible to the common man

A decentralized model of technology transfer will benefit society & erase questions about ISRO's space mission expenses.

Chandrayaan 2: Strange mass found under Moon's surface near mission's landing site
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Chandrayaan 2: Strange mass found under Moon's surface near mission's landing site

The anomaly might be metal left from an asteroid crash or leftover lunar magma from when the ocean crystalized.

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.

Chandrayaan 2 Landing highlights: PM Narendra Modi says India stands in solidarity with ISRO scientists
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Chandrayaan 2 Landing highlights: PM Narendra Modi says India stands in solidarity with ISRO scientists

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed ISRO scientists at the ISRO Control Centre

How does ISRO’s GSLV Mk-III fare against some of the world's most powerful rockets?
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How does ISRO’s GSLV Mk-III fare against some of the world's most powerful rockets?

ISRO operates one of the most reliable and cost-effective launch platforms in the world.

Chandrayaan 2 Vikram Lander: the vessel carrying the first rover from India to the Moon
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Chandrayaan 2 Vikram Lander: the vessel carrying the first rover from India to the Moon

It will carry three payloads that will be operational on the lunar surface for 14 days or one Lunar day.

Pragyan rover will help identify elements present near landing site on the Moon's surface
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Pragyan rover will help identify elements present near landing site on the Moon's surface

The rover will be tucked into the lander and will only come out when it's safe after the soft landing.

Chandrayaan 2: Everything you need to know about the orbiter's mission and design
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Chandrayaan 2: Everything you need to know about the orbiter's mission and design

The orbiter, by providing background support & high-res images, will ensure the Vikram lander safely soft-lands.

GSLV-MkIII, the launch platform that will make Chandrayaan 2 and Gaganyaan a reality
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GSLV-MkIII, the launch platform that will make Chandrayaan 2 and Gaganyaan a reality

It has taken ISRO ~25 years, 11 launch tests & 200+ tests of its components to operationalize its GSLV-MkIII rocket

ISRO 2019 roadmap: Chandrayaan-2, human spaceflight centre, astronaut training, SSLV
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ISRO 2019 roadmap: Chandrayaan-2, human spaceflight centre, astronaut training, SSLV

ISRO summarizes its biggest wins in 2018 & shares a roadmap of its endeavours in 2019.

Chandrayaan 2 is a very, very complex operation, says ISRO ex-chief Madhavan Nair
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Chandrayaan 2 is a very, very complex operation, says ISRO ex-chief Madhavan Nair

Describing the soft-landing, he said it will be like flying saucers hovering on the top and then slowly descending.

Chandrayaan 2 composite completes final in-orbit manoeuvre before Vikram lander's separation
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Chandrayaan 2 composite completes final in-orbit manoeuvre before Vikram lander's separation

Only three milestones remain before the Vikram lander attempts to make a soft-landing on 7 September.