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India's Vikram Spacecraft Apparently Crash-Lands on Moon

Communications were lost with the lander, which was carrying a small rover named Pragyan to the lunar surface.

Chandrayaan-2 Enters Lunar Orbit

The combination lander, rover, and orbiter fired its main engine to enter orbit around the Moon at 09:02 IST (03:32 UTC) on 20 August.

Chandrayaan-2 Headed for Lunar Orbit

At 02:21 IST (20:51 UTC), the spacecraft fired its main engine, changing its orbit to intersect with the Moon.

Chandrayaan-2 Launches for the Moon

Liftoff atop the country’s GSLV Mk III rocket occurred on 22 July at 14:43 IST (09:13 UTC).

What to Expect when Chandrayaan-2 Launches to and Lands on the Moon

A preview guide for India's upcoming Moon mission.

Chandrayaan-2 Launch Delayed until July

India's combination lunar orbiter, lander, and rover spacecraft was previously scheduled to lift off in May.

The September Equinox 2018 Issue of The Planetary Report Is Out!

With my first issue of The Planetary Report as editor, I am taking the magazine open-access. Return to Mercury features articles by Elsa Montagnon on BepiColombo and by Long Xiao on the Chang'e-4 and -5 landers.

Chandrayaan-2 launch delayed to 3 January 2019

Chandrayaan-2, expected to launch in October, will now be launching no earlier than 3 January 2019, with its lander and rover touching down in February.

What's Up in Solar System Exploration in 2018

Three launches to the Moon and one each to Mercury and Mars; two arrivals at near-Earth asteroids; and an approach to an encounter with a distant Kuiper belt object are highlights we anticipate in 2018.

India's Chandrayaan-2 mission preparing for March 2018 launch

India plans a return to the Moon with an orbiter, lander, and rover on the Chandrayaan-2 mission.

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