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ISRO's Chandrayaan 2 orbiter could last for seven years in orbit: Jitendra Singh
India

ISRO's Chandrayaan 2 orbiter could last for seven years in orbit: Jitendra Singh

ISRO's missions are known to have an enhanced life than what is earlier envisaged.

China's Tianwen-1 is currently parked in temporary orbit, waiting to land on Mars
science

China's Tianwen-1 is currently parked in temporary orbit, waiting to land on Mars

A successful bid to land Tianwen-1 would make China only the second country after the US to place a spacecraft on Mars.

Night, night Chang'e-4: China's moon probe goes dormant for 14 days till next lunar day
science

Night, night Chang'e-4: China's moon probe goes dormant for 14 days till next lunar day

The rover Yutu-2 has far exceeded its three-month design lifespan, becoming the longest-working lunar rover on the moon.

'Mole' on NASA's InSight Mars lander is dead after years of failed attempts to drill into surface
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'Mole' on NASA's InSight Mars lander is dead after years of failed attempts to drill into surface

InSight was recently granted a two-year extension for its science missions, and will now continue its study of Mars till end of 2022.

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.

Chang'e 5 puts China's flag on the moon; canister with lunar rock, dirt to reach Earth by 17 Dec
World

Chang'e 5 puts China's flag on the moon; canister with lunar rock, dirt to reach Earth by 17 Dec

The Chinese lunar probe consists of four separate modules working together - the orbiter, returner, the lander and the ascender - to bring the rocks back to Earth.

China’s Chang’e-4 probe resumes activities on the far side of the moon for 22nd lunar day
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China’s Chang’e-4 probe resumes activities on the far side of the moon for 22nd lunar day

The Chinese space agency revealed that Yutu-2 will be moving northwest towards a “basalt area” that are some “impact craters with high reflectivity”.

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

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

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.

NASA's Perseverance rover will bring Mars rocks to Earth: Our greatest interplanetary circus act
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NASA's Perseverance rover will bring Mars rocks to Earth: Our greatest interplanetary circus act

One of the key tasks for Perseverance is to drill up to 39 rock cores that look interesting enough to merit additional scrutiny on Earth.

China's Tianwen-1 Mars mission: Science objectives, instruments on the first-of-its-kind tech demo to the Red Planet
World

China's Tianwen-1 Mars mission: Science objectives, instruments on the first-of-its-kind tech demo to the Red Planet

If successful,Tianwen-1 will be signified as a major technical breakthrough in interplanetary mission technology.

Successful liftoff of China's Tianwen-1 Mars mission met with celebration, suspicion on Twitter
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Successful liftoff of China's Tianwen-1 Mars mission met with celebration, suspicion on Twitter

The lander and rover will perform a soft landing on Utopia Planitia, around two to three months after it arrives to Mars.

China launches first Tianwen-1 orbiter-lander-rover mission to Mars today; CNSA yet to confirm success
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China launches first Tianwen-1 orbiter-lander-rover mission to Mars today; CNSA yet to confirm success

The launch is an open secret, with CNSA not particularly hiding the relevant information but not being very forthcoming with it either.

NASA chooses Astrobotic to launch VIPER rover to the moon as part of the Commercial Lunar Payload Services
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NASA chooses Astrobotic to launch VIPER rover to the moon as part of the Commercial Lunar Payload Services

VIPER is a solar-powered rover that will land on the moon sometime in 2023 and will stay there for a period of 100-Earth-days.

Cassini's data still helps astronomers explain Saturn's Aurora phenomenon at its poles
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Cassini's data still helps astronomers explain Saturn's Aurora phenomenon at its poles

Analysis of the data from the space probe shows there are similarities between Earth's, Saturn's and Jupiters auroras.

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.

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

ESA Schiaparelli Mars lander crashed because of a navigation system failure
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ESA Schiaparelli Mars lander crashed because of a navigation system failure

The crash of Schiaparelli onto the surface of Mars abruptly ended its mission to demonstrate a landing system and to study wind on the Martian surface.