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

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
ByVaishnawi Sinha

Chandrayaan 3 rocket’s body re-enters earth, falls in Pacific: ISRO

Chandrayaan 3's cryogenic upper stage made an uncontrolled re-entry into Earth's atmosphere and expected to be landed in the North Pacific Ocean.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) rocket carrying the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft lifting off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, an island off the coast of southern Andhra Pradesh state.(ISRO)
Updated on Nov 16, 2023 02:55 PM IST

Chandrayaan-3 blew off 2.06 tonnes of lunar soil as it landed on moon: ISRO

The space agency further added that the lander displaced over an area of 108.4 m2 around the landing site.

Image of Chandrayaan-3 Vikram lander clicked by ISRO as it landed on the moon's surface.
Published on Oct 27, 2023 02:56 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Sreelakshmi B

‘Shows India’s ambition, capability': UK envoy on Gaganyaan's 1st test success

The test vehicle abort mission was successfully executed on the second attempt after it had faced an engine ignition problem at 8:45 am.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launches the Gaganyaan's Flight Test Vehicle Abort Mission-1 (TV-D1)(ISRO Twitter)
Published on Oct 21, 2023 03:01 PM IST
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