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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,

Russia will delay lunar mission due to 'problems' during its Luna-25 spacecraft test: Roscosmos
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Russia will delay lunar mission due to 'problems' during its Luna-25 spacecraft test: Roscosmos

The country's space agency announced last week that the mission -- originally scheduled for 1 October -- from the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Far East had been moved to May 2022.

Blue Origin sues NASA over decision to award Artemis moon lander contract to SpaceX
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Blue Origin sues NASA over decision to award Artemis moon lander contract to SpaceX

The bidders said that the evaluation process was unfair and that NASA should award more than one contract when SpaceX won the human landing system contract worth $2.9 billion.

NASA didn't violate regulations by awarding moon lander contract to SpaceX: US watchdog
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NASA didn't violate regulations by awarding moon lander contract to SpaceX: US watchdog

The finding is a blow in particular to Blue Origin, which was seen as the second strongest bid.

Jeff Bezos offers NASA $2 billion discount to secure Artemis moon lander contract
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Jeff Bezos offers NASA $2 billion discount to secure Artemis moon lander contract

The human landing system contract is worth $2.9 billion and Bezos said "this offer is not a deferral, but is an outright permanent waiver."

China’s ambitious plans in space go beyond the moon and Mars
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China’s ambitious plans in space go beyond the moon and Mars

China is planning a single, 10-year mission to collect a sample from an asteroid and pass by a comet.

SpaceX will launch the DOGE-1 satellite to the moon, funded by Dogecoin
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SpaceX will launch the DOGE-1 satellite to the moon, funded by Dogecoin

The cubic satellite, weighing 40 kilograms, will be launched in the first quarter of 2022 on SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket.

NASA contract ignites Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk feud as they vie for space supremacy
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NASA contract ignites Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk feud as they vie for space supremacy

While SpaceX and Blue Origin benefit from their founders' ample financial resources, they compete for contracts with US military or space agencies.

RIP, loneliest man in history: Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins passes away at 90
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RIP, loneliest man in history: Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins passes away at 90

Collins is best known as being a member of the Apollo 11 mission crewmates Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took their giant leaps for mankind.

Flying to the moon: Jeff Bezos challenges NASA over its moon lander deal with SpaceX
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Flying to the moon: Jeff Bezos challenges NASA over its moon lander deal with SpaceX

Blue Origin's bid double the price of SpaceX’s but NASA re-negotiated the price with SpaceX and didn't do it with the other teams

SpaceX will build lunar lander for NASA to send humans back to the moon
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SpaceX will build lunar lander for NASA to send humans back to the moon

Flying to the moon on NASA-launched Orion capsule astronauts will transfer to Starship in lunar orbit for the ride down and back.

UAE's rover will land on the moon in 2022 aboard iSpace lunar lander
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UAE's rover will land on the moon in 2022 aboard iSpace lunar lander

The 10-kg rover will be integral in building the first settlement on Mars in 2117 — one of the UAE's most ambitious plans.

Inspiration4: All-civilian crew on SpaceX's first privately-funded flight to orbit, revealed
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Inspiration4: All-civilian crew on SpaceX's first privately-funded flight to orbit, revealed

The two new passengers are Sian Proctor, a community college educator and Chris Sembroski, a former Air Force missile man.

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

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.