Chandrayaan-1: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

India’s first private Space Science Museum opened in Hyderabad

India’s first private Space Science Museum has opened in Hyderabad to mark the Golden Jubilee of the Birla Archaeological and Cultural Research Institute (BACRI). It is a collaborative effort between the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the B M Birla Science Centre. The ISRO on its part is providing some 65 models of various ..

ISRO announces that India’s second mission to moon

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has recently announced that India’s second mission to the moon – Chandrayaan-2 – will be launched on July 15 at 2.15 AM from Sriharikota. This particular mission is an advancement of Chandrayaan-1, which was launched a decade ago. Chandrayaan-2 will scale the lunar surface and gather intel on minerals, ..

Space scientist Dr SK Shivakumar passes away

Dr SK Shivakumar, the renowned space scientist and former Indian Space Research Organisation Satellite Center (ISAC) director, has passed away in Bengaluru on April 14, 2019. He was part of the team that developed the telemetry system for Chandrayaan-I – India’s first lunar exploration mission. A native of Mysuru, he was responsible for designing deep ..

NASA confirmed presence of ice on Moon using data from Chandrayaan-I spacecraft

Using data from the Chandrayaan-I spacecraft, that was launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in 2008, NASA Scientists have confirmed the presence of frozen water deposits in the darkest and coldest parts of the Moon’s polar regions. Scientists used data from NASA’s Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) instrument aboard the Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft to identify ..

Gaganyaan

Gaganyaan is a proposed manned space mission by Government of India. This will be India’s first manned mission, to be launched by 2022. Announcement The mission was announced on August 15, 2018 (Independence Day) by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his independence day speech from Red Fort. Prime Minister said that  by or before the year ..

Chandrayaan-2

Chandrayaan-2 is India’s second lunar exploration mission after Chandrayaan-1.Developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the mission is planned to be launched to the Moon by a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV Mk II).  It includes a lunar orbiter, lander and rover, all developed by India. Chandrayaan-2 is scheduled to be launched no earlier than October 2018  and will attempt to soft land a lander and rover ..

RISAT-1 all set for launch at Sriharikota

On April 26, 2012 India’s Radar Imaging Satellite (RISAT-1) will be launched from the spaceport at Sriharikota. The 4-stages of the PSLV-XL (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle – Extra Large) have been piled up. Essentially a remote-sensing satellite. ISRO’s first radar-imaging satellite. Weighs 1858 kg ISRO’s heaviest remote-sensing satellite. Heaviest satellite to be put in orbit ..