Exploration of the Moon: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

NASA to send a new VIPER Lunar Rover to map water ice on Moon

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 ..

ISRO Attempts to Reconnect with Lander Vikram

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 ..

Pakistani space agency announces that it to send its first astronaut to space in 2022

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 ..

Chandrayaan-2 to explore & perform studies on South pole of moon

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 ..

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, ..

NASA unveils schedule for ‘Artemis’ 2024 Moon mission

NASA has recently unveiled the calendar for the “Artemis” program that will return astronauts to the Moon for the first time in half a century. It will also include 8 scheduled launches and a mini-station in lunar orbit by 2024. The original lunar missions were named for Apollo — Artemis was his twin sister in ..

Human Exploration Rover Challenge 2019 conducted by NASA

Three Indian student teams won awards in NASA’s 25th edition of Human Exploration Rover Challenge 2019 at the US Space and Rocket Centre in Huntsville, Alabama on April 12-13. The team from KIET Group of Institutions in Ghaziabad won the “AIAA Neil Armstrong Best Design Award” in the college/university division. The Mukesh Patel School of ..

Israel space craft crashed while trying to land on moon

An Israeli spacecraft that was funded privately crashed in to the moon minutes before touching its surface. The space lost its communication with the earth controlling station minutes before the crashing. The engine of the spacecraft turned OFF before landing. Scientists are still trying to find the reasons behind the crashing. The mission as called ..