The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft completes more than 9,000 orbits around the moon, says ISRO

India’s Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft has completed more than 9,000 orbits around the Moon, and images and scientific instruments on board have provided excellent data, officials said on Monday. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is holding a two-day Lunar Science Workshop 2021, which began Monday, to commemorate the completion of two years of operation of the … Read more

Russia postpones lunar mission because of problems during testing of the Lua-25 spacecraft

Russia revealed on Tuesday that it had postponed its first mission to the lunar surface in decades as a result of “problems” encountered during testing of the Luna-25 spacecraft. The country’s space agency, Roscosmos, announced last week that the mission – originally scheduled for Oct. 1 – from the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Far East … Read more

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin sues NASA for SpaceX Moon contract

Blue Origin, the space company owned by Jeff Bezos, is suing the US government for its decision to award a huge Moon exploration contract to its competitor SpaceX, it said in a statement on Monday. The company has filed a lawsuit in the US Federal Claims Court “in an attempt to remedy the shortcomings” in … Read more