News Archive / Tagged: Chandrayaan-1
A team of researchers using data collected by NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper instrument have directly observed definitive evidence of water ice at the Moon's poles. While most of the ice at the southern pole is concentrated in lunar craters, the substance is more widely, but sparsely distributed, at the northern pole.
NASA has spotted a lost spacecraft orbiting the Moon as well as its own Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter thanks to a newly developed radar technique.
India has begun intensifying work on its second lunar probe, called Chandrayaan-2, an advanced version of the agency's previous successful Chandrayaan spacecraft. The mission will include an orbiter and a lander-rover module and is scheduled to be launched at the end of 2017 / start of 2018 via a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV).