The experiment saw the engine blast out a blue-and-orange flame 10-15 metres (30-50 feet) horizontally out of an open hangar door for around 10 seconds in the rural northern town of Taiki. (Representative image) (JAXA) Space 

New Space Chapter: Heading to the Moo-n in an Udder-ly Unique Way!

A start-up in Japan’s space industry has embarked on an innovative venture by conducting a test on a prototype rocket engine that utilizes fuel derived solely from cow dung, potentially marking a significant development. The experiment took place in the rural town of Taiki, where the engine emitted a blue-and-orange flame horizontally for approximately 10 seconds, covering a distance of 10-15 meters (30-50 feet) through an open hangar door. According to Interstellar Technologies CEO Takahiro Inagawa, the liquid “biomethane” needed was made entirely from cow manure from two local dairy…

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The Aditya-L1 mission was launched by ISRO aboard the PSLV-C57 on September 2, 2023. (ISRO Facebook) Space 

ISRO Unveils the Final Stage of Aditya-L1 Mission – Get Ready to Be Amazed!

India’s space program is making significant progress with a series of successful missions. Following the triumph of the Chandrayaan-3 mission, ISRO has now accomplished the launch of India’s inaugural solar mission, Aditya-L1. The Indian Space Research Organisation is eagerly awaiting the Aditya-L1 solar probe’s arrival at Lagrangian point L1, which is scheduled for January 7. Stay informed about the latest developments regarding India’s groundbreaking solar mission. Aditya-L1 assignment in final stage According to a PTI report, the ISRO chairman spoke about the exciting progress of the Aditya-L1 mission at the…

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Chandrayaan-3 mission gathered some major scientific results including the confirmation of Sulphur on the lunar south pole. (ISRO/Instagram) Space 

Unveiling the Future: ISRO to Showcase Chandrayaan-3’s Cutting-Edge Tech at Bengaluru Summit!

The Chandrayaan-3 mission, which made significant advancements in space exploration and was a major triumph for ISRO, will be prominently featured at the upcoming Bengaluru Tech Summit. The focal point of this year’s Karnataka annual tech exposition will be the Chandrayaan-3 ISRO-Industry Pavilion, where India’s advancements in space exploration will be showcased. For more information on this Bengaluru Summit, click here. Bengaluru Tech Summit Bengaluru Tech Summit is scheduled from November 29 to December 1. The theme of this summit is “breaking the boundaries”. This summit aims to attract global…

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With the Chandrayaan-4 mission, ISRO and JAXA aim to gather data on the quantity and forms of water present on the lunar surface. (JAXA) Space 

ISRO and JAXA Join Forces for Chandrayaan-4 Mission: A Giant Leap for Space Exploration!

India is preparing for its next lunar mission, following the successful Chandrayaan-3 mission. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is partnering with the Japanese space agency JAXA for the upcoming moon mission, known as the Lunar Polar Exploration Mission or Chandrayaan-4. To learn more about this India-Japan lunar mission, click here. LUPEX or Chandrayaan-4 mission Chandrayaan-4 is currently said to be in design mode. According to JAXA’s official website, the goal of the LUPEX mission is to collect data on the amount and forms of water on the surface of…

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ISRO's Lunar Sample Return Mission aims to bring Moon soil samples to Earth, marking a significant leap for India's space exploration. (ISRO) Space 

ISRO’s Epic Adventure: Bringing Home Moon Soil from Shiv Shakti!

India’s space agency, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), is preparing for a historic endeavor as it plans to embark on its first mission to gather soil or rock samples from the Moon and bring them back to Earth. Known as the Lunar Sample Return Mission (LSRM), this ambitious project represents a major advancement in India’s space exploration efforts. ISRO’s Space Applications Center (SAC) director Nilesh Desai shared insights on the mission and said, “ISRO is now planning a bigger mission where we will try to bring back soil or…

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The micro rover is being developed for the HAKUTO-R Mission 2 by iSpace. (iSpace) Space 

iSpace Unveils Micro Rover for Epic Hakuto-R Mission 2!

iSpace, a private lunar robotic exploration company, has revealed the final design of its new micro rover for the upcoming Hakuto-R Mission 2. Despite failing to achieve a soft landing on the Moon, a milestone accomplished by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) earlier this year, iSpace remains determined and has plans for a second mission to attempt a lunar soft landing, along with deploying a rover. Learn more about iSpace’s latest lunar rover presentation. iSpace hot quad bike At a press conference, iSpace founder and CEO Takeshi Hakamada revealed…

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A prototype of the Handheld Universal Lunar Camera (HULC) is currently being tested by the space agencies. (ESA) Space 

NASA and ESA Collaborate to Evaluate Advanced Camera for Lunar Mission

NASA is embarking on its Artemis program, marking its return to the Moon after nearly four decades. The program consists of three missions, each with a specific objective. The first mission, Artemis 1, took place on November 16, 2022, and involved an unmanned flight test of the Space Launch System and the Orion spacecraft in orbit around the Moon. Following this, Artemis 2 will be a crewed test flight, while Artemis 3 will carry a crew with the goal of exploring the area near the lunar South Pole. To capture…

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As per the research, the key to this recent discovery lies in zircon crystals found in the Moon dust collected by Apollo astronauts. (Pexels) Space 

Apollo 17 mission reveals Moon’s age, disproving prior beliefs

Do you ever ponder about the formation of the Moon? The precise age of our celestial satellite remains unknown, but a group of scientists has made progress in determining its age by analyzing lunar dust samples collected during NASA’s Apollo 17 mission. This recent research has potentially debunked previous theories and shed light on the Moon’s true age. Find out what these findings reveal. How old is our moon? More than 4 billion years ago, in the early stages of our solar system, a Mars-sized object collided with Earth, leading…

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Chinese national flags are seen in front of the financial district Central on the Chinese National Day in Hong Kong, China October 1, 2023. (REUTERS) News 

China Proposes Joint Lunar Exploration as Time Runs Out

China, with aspirations to become a prominent space force by 2030, has initiated collaboration with international partners for a crucial lunar mission. This move comes as the deadline approaches for establishing a lasting habitat on the moon’s south pole. China welcomes countries and international organizations to join its Chang’e-8 unmanned mission and jointly implement “mission-level” projects, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) said at the 74th International Space Congress in Baku, Azerbaijan, on Monday. The mission-level projects mean China and its international partners could launch and operate their spacecraft, conduct…

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A hopeful glimpse has been provided about the future of Chandrayaan-3 mission! ISRO's Pragyan Rover revival seems promising, while the status of the Vikram Lander remains uncertain. (ISRO) Space 

Former ISRO Scientist Optimistic About Reviving Pragyan Rover and Locating Vikram Lander

There is a glimmer of hope as the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) endeavors to revive the Vikram lander and Pragyan rover of Chandrayaan-3, which have been in a dormant state for almost two weeks. Mylswamy Annadurai, a former ISRO scientist and recipient of the Padma Shri award, sheds light on the challenging circumstances surrounding the Chandrayaan-3 mission. The cute dog-sized Pragyan driver may well come into action. “I am quite hopeful about Pragyan as it has been tested. But as far as Lander is concerned, we have to wait…

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With the Chandrayaan-3 mission almost done, ISRO intends to design programs based on moon experiments to facilitate the safe return of samples to Earth. (PTI) Space 

ISRO’s Next Big Step: All the Details of the Chandrayaan-3 Mission

India’s third lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3, has achieved remarkable success in the realm of space and technology, paving the way for future missions. The strong foundation of ISRO has played a crucial role in this accomplishment, as the space agency strives to position India at the forefront of innovation and technology. Despite the resounding triumph of Chandrayaan-3, ISRO remains committed to planning upcoming missions, with a particular focus on retrieving samples from the Moon. Discover what lies ahead after the Chandrayaan-3 mission. The tasks of the month are coming After the…

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According to the ISRO Chairman, the lunar soil is not really dusty, it’s quite lumpy as indicated by the Chandrayaan-3 mission through Vikram Lander and PRagyaan Rover. (ANI) Space 

Investigating the Reasons Behind the Failure of Pragyan Rover and Vikram Lander to Make an Impact on the Lunar Surface During Chandrayaan-3 Mission

Despite ongoing efforts by ISRO to revive the Chandrayaan-3 mission, specifically the Pragyan Rover and Vikram Lander, scientists have continued their research using the extensive data transmitted from the mission. The primary objectives of Chandrayaan-3 have already been achieved, and now ISRO aims to further enhance the mission by reviving the dormant Vikram Lander and Pragyan Rover, currently inactive on the Lunar surface. There is a glimmer of hope that both will be reactivated in the near future. In the meantime, ISRO’s focus is on the lunar soil as it…

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K Sivan, the former chairman of ISRO, is quite optimistic about Vikram Lander and Pragyan Rover waking up to restart the Chandrayaan-3 mission. (ANI) Space 

If Pragyan Rover and Vikram Lander Succeed, Chandrayaan-3 Will Be a Success

Yesterday, September 22, marked a significant day for the Chandrayaan-3 mission as the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) embarked on its mission to revive the Vikram Lander and Pragyan Rover. These modules have been dormant on the Moon’s South Pole for the past 14 days, enduring extreme temperatures as low as -200 degrees Celsius during the lunar night. Although there were initial reports of potential delays, ISRO director Nilesh Desai confirmed that the revival process was indeed underway. Unfortunately, no signals have been received from the modules despite ISRO’s efforts.…

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Know whether the Chandrayaan-3 mission can begin again as ISRO prepares to establish a connection with Vikram Lander and Pragyan Rover. (ISRO) Space 

ISRO to Revive Vikram Lander and Pragyan Rover as Sun Illuminates the Moon’s Surface with Chandrayaan-3

According to reports, today, September 22, marks the potential date for the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) to attempt reconnecting with the Vikram Lander and Pragyan Rover in order to resume the Chandrayaan-3 mission, which is currently on hold. Both the lander and rover were put into a dormant state in early September after completing a 14-day investigation period, coinciding with the onset of the lunar night. The original mission was designed to operate during this lunar day, a 14-day period without sunlight and extremely cold temperatures. However, the lunar…

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This image offers an unprecedented level of detail of the lunar South Pole region, highlighting a crater designated as Shackleton Crater. ( created by LROC (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter) and ShadowCam teams with images provided by NASA/KARI/ASU) Space 

NASA unveils breathtaking Moon image on Instagram

Space enthusiasts have long been captivated by the Moon, as it holds an unmatched allure due to its exquisite beauty and close proximity to Earth. Astronomers are particularly drawn to its mesmerizing qualities, constantly keeping a watchful eye on this celestial body. Renowned space agencies such as NASA, ISRO, and ESA consistently embark on space missions to capture extraordinary space phenomena and share breathtaking snapshots of the universe. Recently, ISRO’s Chandrayaan-3 unveiled remarkable images from the Moon’s southern pole, while NASA astounded the world with an unparalleled mosaic of the…

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Know whether the Chandrayaan-3 mission can begin again as ISRO prepares to establish contact with Vikram Lander and Pragyan Rover. (ANI) Space 

ISRO to Revive Vikram Lander and Pragyan Rover in Chandrayaan-3 Mission with India Aiming for Success

India’s historic lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3, which aims to land on the Moon and explore its South Pole, is currently in a critical phase. Today, a decision will be made on whether the mission will continue or be deemed unsuccessful. The fate of the mission rests on the Vikram Lander and Pragyan Rover. In early September, both were put into a dormant state as the lunar night arrived, preventing them from charging their batteries. Originally planned for a 14-day duration, the mission can now be revived as sunlight has returned to…

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In just a few days, Chandrayaan-3’s Vikram lander is expected to be up and running again. (ISRO/X) Space 

Will ISRO be Able to Revive Vikram Lander? What Lies Ahead for Chandrayaan-3 Mission?

The Chandryaan-3 mission made its inaugural flight on July 14, 2023, and successfully landed its Vikram lander on the lunar surface on August 23. This remarkable achievement has placed the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) in the history books. India now joins the ranks of four nations that have successfully landed on the Moon, and notably, it is the first country to do so on the lunar South Pole. The Vikram lander has spent 14 lunar days conducting studies in this region before entering sleep mode as the lunar night…

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ISRO hopes that the Vikram lander will wake up from its sleep mode on September 22, 2023. (ISRO) Space 

ISRO to Awaken Vikram Lander from Slumber on Moon’s Surface with Chandrayaan-3 Mission

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has achieved an incredible feat with the Chandryaan-3 Moon mission, successfully landing the Vikram Lander and Pragyan Rover on the lunar surface. On August 23, 2023, the Vikram lander made a significant touchdown, marking a proud milestone for India and ISRO scientists. During a lunar day equivalent to 14 days on Earth, the lander and rover made groundbreaking discoveries. However, due to the lack of sunlight, both the lander and rover have now been put into sleep mode as their batteries cannot be charged.…

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ISRO released these images on social media platform X (formerly Twitter) on Saturday, September 9. (ISRO) Space 

ISRO’s Chandrayaan-3 Moon Mission Reaches New Heights – Find Out What’s Going On Up There

Chandrayaan-3, the propulsion spacecraft, is currently in orbit around the Moon, continuing India’s exploration of the lunar surface. Launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on August 23, the mission’s primary objective is to successfully land the Vikram Lander and Pragyan Rover on the Moon’s surface. This achievement has only been accomplished by three countries thus far. Chandrayaan-3 follows the Chandrayaan-2 mission, which unfortunately failed to achieve a soft landing on the Moon in September 2019. Nevertheless, the spacecraft remains in lunar orbit. Chandrayaan-3: Amazing pictures from space New…

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ILSA instrument on Vikram Lander has the primary objective to measure ground vibrations generated by natural quakes, impacts, and artificial events. (ANI) Space 

ISRO’s Vikram Lander Makes Exciting Discovery on the Moon – Learn More About This Triumphant Moment for India’s Space Program

India’s Chandrayaan-3 mission has made history in space exploration by accomplishing an extraordinary feat – the successful landing of the uncrewed Vikram Lunar lander near the mysterious South Pole of the Moon. This remarkable achievement, carried out by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), has not only established India as the pioneer in exploring this lesser-known lunar area but also made it the fourth country worldwide to achieve a gentle touchdown on the Moon. The Chandrayaan-3 mission touched down about 373 miles from the Moon’s south pole, opening the door…

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