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India’s Chandrayaan-2 is 2 weeks away from its moon landing

The spacecraft is slowing down for its final orbit, with its next maneuver scheduled for August 28. It’s due to land September 7. Details about the mission, plus Chandrayaan-2’s first image of the moon, here.

Animation of Chandrayaan-2 around Earth

Chandrayaan-2 is on its way to the moon

Following a series of successful maneuvers, India’s Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft has shifted trajectories and is now on its way to the moon.

Chandrayaan-2's first images

Update on India’s Chandrayaan-2 moon mission

Tomorrow, the spacecraft will shift from its orbit of Earth toward a path to the moon.

Mission sequence Chandrayaan-2

Chandrayaan-2 successfully completes 3rd orbit-raising maneuver

India’s 2nd moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, successfully carried out its 3rd orbit-raising maneuver on Monday. It will soon enter trans-lunar orbit, with the goal of landing on the moon on September 7.

6 space missions to look forward to in 2021

Here are some of the space missions to keep an eye out for in 2021.

Giant black hole in galaxy M87.

Top 9 EarthSky stories of 2019

From the 1st landing on the moon’s far side to the 1st actual image of a black hole, here’s a quick roundup of 9 of the stories our readers enjoyed most in 2019.

Chennai engineer helped find India’s Vikram lander, which crashed on the moon

In September, India hoped to become the 4th nation to soft land on the moon successfully with its Chandrayaan 2 mission. Moments before touchdown, the mission’s Vikram lander crashed. Now the lander has been found again.

Computer-generated image of the Vikram lander descending to the moon's surface.

India’s moon mission: “95% of mission objectives accomplished”

Saturday’s heartbreaking loss of contact with the Vikram lander – part of the Chandrayaan-2 mission to the moon – hasn’t changed the upbeat tone of India’s space science. Here’s what we know so far.

A man at a computer terminal with his head in his hands.

Contact with India moon lander lost, moments before touchdown

The Vikram lander was to have made India the 4th nation of Earth to soft land on the moon. Contact with it was lost just 1.3 miles (2.1 km) above the moon’s surface.

Chandrayaan-2 near moon.

India aims for 1st landing near moon’s south pole

The moon’s south pole has never been explored from the ground, but India’s new Chandrayaan-2 mission will attempt a 1st-ever landing there, with a rover, this September.

Mining the moon

How can the cost of space travel – to and from the moon and possibly to Mars – be reduced? One approach is to mine the moon for necessary resources.