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ISRO plans Chandrayaan 3 even as 1 shows the Moon is rusting

India’s ambitious Moon mission Chandrayaan was supposed to go into grid phase this year. But due to the pandemic the launch has been postponed to the first half of 2021. The Indian Scientific and Research Organisation (ISRO) revealed that the mission to the Moon will not include an orbiter like the Chandrayaan-2. But, it will […]

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Indian astronomers discover farthest star in galaxy

A group of Indian Astronomers have discovered one of the farthest star galaxies in the Universe which is estimated to be located 9.3 billion light years away from Earth. The discovery is being considered as a landmark achievement in the country’s first Multi-Wavelength Space Observatory AstroSat. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) congratulated Indian […]

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Meet Vyom Mitra, ISRO’s ‘woman’ in space 

Indian space agency ISRO has unveiled a robot which will travel to space as part of its unmanned space mission to be launched this year as a prelude to the manned Gaganyaan mission. The half-humanoid robot, named ‘Vyom Mitra’ or a friend in the sky, is capable of conversing with astronauts, recognising them, and responding […]

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Idli, halwa, pulav for Gaganyaan astronauts 

Idli, veg pulao, moong dal halwa… no this is not any food order in a restaurant. These, and many more food items, are on the list of foods astronauts of Gaganyaan would get to eat in space.  A Mysuru lab has prepared special food packets for astronauts taking part in India’s upcoming manned space mission, […]

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ISRO launches India’s spy satellite

The Indian Space Research Organisation launched country’s new spy satellite in space this week.  Developed by ISRO, RISAT-2BR1 is a radar imaging earth observation satellite and apart from being used for military purposes, it has applications in fields such as agriculture and disaster management support. It also launched nine other commercial satellites. The other satellites […]

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Vikram lander found! And a Chennai guy found it

Even while the whole nation was hooked on national television on September 7 to witness our second mission to moon, Chandrayaan 2, we lost touch with Vikram lander. It was just minutes before the actual land down that ISRO scientists lost all communication with Vikram. The American space agency NASA came to help to find […]

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Brad Pitt asks about Chandrayaan 2 landing

When Brad Pitt called the International Space Station (ISS) Monday to talk to American astronaut Nick Hague, the conversation turned to Chandrayaan 2 also.  “The calluses on my feet have basically gone away because I don’t walk on the bottoms of my feet,” said Hague, who is currently living on the ISS with two other […]

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Meet: Nasa’s Orbiter in search of Vikram lander

On Tuesday, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter flew over the Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram’s landing site on the Moon. It took photos of spacecraft that has been silent since its attempt to land on the lunar surface a few days ago. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is operated by the United States space agency National Aeronautics and Space […]

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First woman on Moon by 2024

Even as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing, the NASA has already decided to send first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024. The American space agency plans on landing the first-ever woman astronaut on Moon through its upcoming Artemis mission. Artemi is named after the twin sister of […]

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Russian robot heads to space!

A Russian robot will help astronauts in space. Russia launched an unmanned rocket carrying a life-size humanoid robot that will spend 10 days learning to assist astronauts on the International Space Station. Named Fedor, short for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research, the robot is the first ever sent up by Russia. Fedor blasted off in […]

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