Lunar rovers: 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 ..

Lander Vikram detaches successfully from Chandrayaan-2

In a major success for the Indian Space Research Organization, the lander Vikram successfully detached itself the orbital module of the Chandrayaan -2 spacecraft. The lander will now make a four day journey to moon’s surface. About Vikram The lander component of the Chandrayaan-2 is known as Vikram. Named in honor of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, ..

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, ..

Using NASA’s LRO, scientists at Planetary Science Institute observes water molecules moving around dayside of Moon

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is a NASA robotic spacecraft currently orbiting the Moon in an eccentric polar mapping orbit. It is in news because by using NASA’s LRO, scientists at the Planetary Science Institute have observed water molecules moving around the dayside of the Moon. According to the study published in the journal Geophysical ..

Fact Sheet: Chang’e-4 : China’s Mission to Moon

Chang’e-4 is a Chinese lunar exploration mission that aims to achieve soft-landing on the far side of the Moon. The mission aims to deliver samples of Moon rock and soil to Earth. About the Mission: For the first time there would be soft-landing on the far side of the Moon. China’s mission consists of a static lander and rover . ..