Indian Space Missions – Recent and Upcoming


Chandrayaan Mission

  • Chandrayaan-1 (launched 2008) Discovered the presence of water on the surface of the Moon and turned a new chapter in the world’s understanding of Moon. (Phase I – Orbiter)
  • Chandrayaan-2 (launched 2019) which consisted of an Orbiter, Lander and Rover, was all equipped with scientific instruments to study the moon. (Phase II- Soft Lander and Rover)
  • a part of the mission failed as the Vikram lander crash-landed on the lunar surface.
  • Chandrayaan-3 is planned to be launched by mid 2023 (under Phase II – Soft Lander and Rover)
  • Phase III (on site sampling)

Solar Mission

  • Aditya-L1 is India’s first dedicated scientific mission to study the sun.
  • Meant to observe only the solar corona.




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