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  • The team now appears to have pinpointed the Chandrayaan-2 lander's location, with attempts underway to restore a connection.
  • India's attempt to be the fourth nation to land on the Moon has ended in silence after contact with the Vikram lander was lost.
  • India's first lunar landing mission, Chandrayaan-2, lifted off at 2:43 pm IST on July 22 (July 21, 21:13 GMT) atop a GSLV MkIII-M1 rocket from the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Second Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota, India.
  • A NASA team has found definitive evidence of water ice at the poles of the Moon. Using data from NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper aboard the Indian Chandrayaan-1 lunar orbiter, the new discovery indicates that not only is water present on the Moon, but it is readily accessible from the surface.
  • Too small to be seen with optical telescopes, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Indian Space Research Organization's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft have been located found by ground-based radar stations using a pioneering radar technique that could help in planning future missions to the Moon.
  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has set a new record for the number of satellites delivered into orbit from a single rocket. The PSLV C37/Cartosat-2 Series Mission delivered 104 satellites into orbit, beating the previous record of 37 satellites set by Russia in 2014.
  • India today entered the ranks of spacefaring nations with reusable spacecraft as the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) conducted the first flight of its unmanned, scale hypersonic Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD) spaceplane.
  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) may have to delay the first test flight of its experimental Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD) spaceplane, with technical difficulties potentially putting back the flight to the first week of April.
  • Deep space exploration represents some of humanity's most astonishing achievements - so we've decided to feature five active space missions that absolutely blow our minds. Meet the Mars Orbiter, New Horizons, Rosetta and the intrepid Voyager spacecraft in our second State of the Game video.
  • NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and K. Radhakrishnan, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), signed a pair of documents formally sealing agreements between the US and India for greater cooperation in the exploration of Mars and for a joint Earth observation mission.
  • After a journey of almost a year, India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) has arrived at the Red Planet. On Wednesday at 7.29 am IST (02.29 GMT), the Indian Space Research Organisation confirmed that the unmanned probe had successfully executed its engine burn and has now gone into orbit around Mars.
  • This Tuesday at 2:38 PM IST, India successfully launched its unmanned Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) from the First Launch Pad at the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (IRSO) Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR) on the island of Sriharikota, atop a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C25).