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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.

After first test was cut short, NASA considers firing up its moon rocket again
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After first test was cut short, NASA considers firing up its moon rocket again

All four engines fired for barely a minute, rather than the intended eight minutes, on the test stand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.

NASA's SLS rocket faces new setback that could delay astronauts' return to the moon
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NASA's SLS rocket faces new setback that could delay astronauts' return to the moon

Less than a minute into a recent test, the SLS engine experienced a 'major component failure' – a considerable setback in the rocket's developmental timeline.

NASA gears up for final 'green test' of its SLS megarocket the Artemis moon missions
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NASA gears up for final 'green test' of its SLS megarocket the Artemis moon missions

The upcoming Green Run hot fire test will be a key milestone event for NASA’s Artemis missions.

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.

China's Chang'e 5 successfully enters Earth's surface, lands in Mongolia with moon rocks in tow
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China's Chang'e 5 successfully enters Earth's surface, lands in Mongolia with moon rocks in tow

When the return capsule was about 10 kilometres above land, a parachute opened and it landed smoothly, after which a search team recovered it.

China's Chang'e 5 completes drilling into the moon almost two days after landing on the Ocean of Storms
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China's Chang'e 5 completes drilling into the moon almost two days after landing on the Ocean of Storms

The lander has begun drilling in the moon's surface using a robotic arm and will do so for two days to collect around two to four kgs of lunar samples to bring back.

China's new Chang'e-5 mission to collect moon rock samples and bring it back to earth
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China's new Chang'e-5 mission to collect moon rock samples and bring it back to earth

The original mission, planned for 2017, was delayed due to an engine failure in the Long March 5 rocket.

China moves Long March-5 rocket to launch site ahead of Chang'e 5 lunar lander launch
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China moves Long March-5 rocket to launch site ahead of Chang'e 5 lunar lander launch

Chang’e 5, scheduled to launch early next week, aims to put a lander on the moon to drill and scoop up rocks and debris to return to Earth.

Chang'e-4 lander finds radiation levels on the moon 2.6 times higher than at space station
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Chang'e-4 lander finds radiation levels on the moon 2.6 times higher than at space station

Exposure to space radiation can cause lasting health effects – from cataracts to cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.

NASA publishes its Artemis mission plan to make the moon a sustainable base
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NASA publishes its Artemis mission plan to make the moon a sustainable base

The first step in the plan marks the unmanned mission, called Artemis I, on the Moon in 2021.

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.

NASA’s Artemis programme will fly first woman to moon; agency tests identical version of Orion
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NASA’s Artemis programme will fly first woman to moon; agency tests identical version of Orion

The Artemis programme will explore as much of the moon's surface as possible and create sustainable missions to the Earth's satellite by 2028.

US President Donald Trump seeks to mine the moon, drafts international agreement called the Artemis Accords
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US President Donald Trump seeks to mine the moon, drafts international agreement called the Artemis Accords

The Accords are part of the Trump administration’s plan to forgo the treaty process at the UN and reach an agreement with “like-minded nations."

NASA contracts private companies — SpaceX, Blue Origin, Dynetics — to develop Artemis' lunar lander
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NASA contracts private companies — SpaceX, Blue Origin, Dynetics — to develop Artemis' lunar lander

The three companies will develop, build and fly the landers and the contract for the initial 10-month period is $967 million.

A successful failure: Ten formidable images that document the journey of the Apollo 13 moon mission
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A successful failure: Ten formidable images that document the journey of the Apollo 13 moon mission

17 April marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission that returned safely in spite of a catastrophic explosion in space.

This is what NASA aims to achieve from Artemis moon landing mission
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This is what NASA aims to achieve from Artemis moon landing mission

The Artemis base camp will need infrastructure for power, waste disposal and communications, besides radiation shielding and a landing pad.