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Chandrayaan is India's renowned lunar exploration program, managed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Launched in 2008, Chandrayaan-1 was the program's inaugural mission. It achieved a significant milestone by detecting water molecules on the Moon's surface, altering previous assumptions about its composition. Chandrayaan-2, launched in 2019, featured an orbiter, lander, and rover. While the orbiter continues to study the Moon's surface and composition, the lander's attempted soft landing faced challenges and communication loss during descent, leading to the rover's inability to fully operate. Despite the setback, the orbiter has been operational and continues to send valuable data back to Earth even after nearly four years since the Chandrayaan-2 mission. Chandrayaan-3 -- consisting of an indigenous lander module, a propulsion module and a rover -- is a follow-up mission to Chandrayaan-2. Its objective is to demonstrate end-to-end capability in safe landing and roving on the lunar surface and to conduct in-situ scientific experiments. The Chandrayaan program underscores India's growing capabilities in space technology and exploration. Having earned global recognition for its achievements and contributions to lunar research, future missions under the Chandrayaan program are anticipated to yield further insights into the Moon's mysteries and evolution. more

Republic Day: CSIR showcases Purple Revolution, ISRO shines with Chandrayaan 3

Republic Day parade 2024: Nine union ministries/departments/organisations displayed their achievements and progress through innovative tableaux.

Republic Day parade 2024: ISRO showcased its tableau at the 75th Republic Day.(YouTube/Narendra Modi)
Updated on Jan 26, 2024 09:27 PM IST

Chandrayaan is on the moon because of Jawaharlal Nehru: Farooq Abdullah

The National Conference chief also said that the Opposition's INDIA bloc should come together to save the country.

National Conference president Farooq Abdullah.(File)
Published on Jan 21, 2024 09:19 PM IST

Chandrayaan-3's Vikram lander now serving as Moon's South Pole location marker

NASA confirms successful experiment with Chandrayaan 3 Vikram lander in accurately locating targets on the moon's surface

Chandrayaan 3 lander Vikram was spotted resting on the lunar surface.(ISRO)
Updated on Jan 19, 2024 05:14 PM IST

Chandrayaan-3 Propulsion Module moved from Lunar orbit to Earth's orbit

The primary objective of Chandrayaan-3 mission was to demonstrate soft landing near to lunar south polar region and perform experiments.

On August 23, Vikram Lander made its historic touch down on Moon and subsequently Pragyan rover was deployed. (ISRO/File)
Published on Dec 05, 2023 10:46 AM IST

What next for ISRO after Chandrayaan 3? Five upcoming Indian space missions

After the successful launch of India's lunar mission Chandrayaan 3, ISRO is planning to launch multiple space exploration mission.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) rocket carrying the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft (File photo)(ISRO)
Published on Nov 26, 2023 03:59 PM IST
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