Exploration of the Moon Current Affairs, GK & News
China recently launched the Change-5 Lunar Mission. The mission is the first probe in four decades to bring back rock samples from the moon from its previously unexplored portions. Change-5 is the first probe to land on the far side of the moon. As the rotation and revolution time period of the moon is same, ..
Category: Science & Technology Current Affairs
To explore the moon’s mysterious South Pole, NASA is sending a new VIPER (Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover) Lunar Rover to map water ice in the region. The VIPER will land in September 2022 in search of water on the lunar surface. The mobile robot will spend 100 days collecting data and sampling the water ..
After the Vikram lander of the Chandrayaan-2 mission lost its communication link with the ground station, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had started its efforts to restore the link. This has not been successful so far. About Chandrayaan-2 Mission Chandrayaan-2 Mission was India’s first moon lander and rover mission. ISRO attempted to soft-land the ..
Topics: Chandrayaan programme • Chandrayaan-2 • Exploration of the Moon • In India • In spaceflight • Indian Space Research Organisation • Lander • Lunar rovers • Outer space • Rover • Spacecraft • Spaceflight
The Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) is an executive and bureaucratic space agency of the Government of Pakistan. It is responsible for the nation’s public and civil space programme and for aeronautics and aerospace research. It is in news because the space agency has recently announced that it will send its first astronaut ..
Topics: Aerospace • Chandrayaan programme • Chandrayaan-2 • Comparison of Asian national space programs • Exploration of the Moon • Government of Pakistan • Lunar rovers • Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission • Space research • Spaceflight
India has successfully launched its 2nd lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 onboard its powerful rocket GSLV-MkIII-M1 from Sriharikota to explore the uncharted south pole of the Moon by landing a rover. The Rs 978 crore mission will mark a giant leap in India’s space research and make it only the 4th country to have landed a rover ..
Topics: Chandrayaan programme • Chandrayaan-2 • Exploration of the Moon • In India • Indian Space Research Organisation • Lander • Lunar rovers • Lunar South Pole • Pragyan • Rover • Spacecraft • Spaceflight
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, ..
Topics: Chandrayaan programme • Chandrayaan-1 • Chandrayaan-2 • Exploration of the Moon • In India • Indian Space Research Organisation • Lunar rovers • Muthayya Vanitha • Ritu Karidhal • Space programme of India • Spacecraft • Spaceflight