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  • Star sensor fails, Chandrayaan 1 in trouble July 17, 2009

    Bangalore: Less than a year after its high profile launch, India's ambitious moon mission Chandrayaan I has developed a serious snag. The failure of the lunar craft's altitude sensor has forced ISRO to push its orbit from 100 kilometers to 200 kilometers from the moon's surface. The change in orbit...
  • Mission accomplished! Chandrayaan enters Moon orbit November 12, 2008

    New Delhi: India's first voyage to moon is now complete as Chandrayaan-I, India's unmanned lunar spacecraft, has successfully lowered into its final orbit. It is about 100 kilometres from the moon. It'll be positioned for the next two years in this orbit while experiments will be conducted to get more information about...
  • Land on moon available for Rs 1,000 per acre November 10, 2008

    New Delhi: If you've been house hunting lately, you will know that with prices over the moon, there is nothing available for love or money. But the moon has already been surveyed by a dozen moonwalkers. Sites like lunarembassy.com, lunarregistry.com and moonshop.com, will only be too glad to sell you a...
  • Chandrayaan-1 to get within 500 km of moon Tuesday November 3, 2008

    Bangalore: India's first unmanned lunar spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 will cruise closer to the moon early on Tuesday when it makes the transition from the earth's elliptical orbit into deeper space, a top space agency official said Monday. "The liquid apogee motor (LAM) on board will be fired around 5.00 am on Tuesday...
  • Chandrayaan-1 completes 3rd orbit raising manouevre October 29, 2008

    Bangalore/Chennai: India's first unmanned lunar spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 on Sunday entered deep space after crossing 150,000 km from the earth on way to the moon, a space agency official said. "Chandrayaan entered deep space after its third orbit-raising manoeuvre was completed earlier in the day. The exercise involved firing its 440 Newton...
  • Chandrayaan countdown: Team all excited | Pics October 21, 2008

    Sriharikota: The countdown to the Chandrayaan blast off is on and Mayilsamy Annadurai, the proud Project Director of the unmanned Indian mission to the moon, is waiting with bated breath. Chandrayaan, the PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle), will blast off into the space, with the moon as its destination. Mayilsamy...
  • Web Chat: with father of India's moon mission October 21, 2008

    India’s space research programme will take a giant leap forward on Wednesday when lunar explorer Chandrayaan 1 blasts off from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. What will India gain from the lunar mission? Is India going to send an astronaut to the moon next? IBNLive readers got a chance to ask...
  • Chandrayaan mission: Big leap for India October 21, 2008

    New Delhi: After nine years of hard work, the countdown for Chandrayaan-1 – India's first unmanned moon mission – has begun at the Sriharikota space station. The launch is scheduled for early Wednesday morning. Chandrayaan-1 will orbit the moon for about two years, mapping the topography and mineral content of the...
  • India's mission to Moon: What's in it for you? October 21, 2008

    Bangalore: Three years back, S K Shivakumar, the director of ISRO's telemetry division, chose a piece of land in Byalalu along the Bangalore Mysore Highway as the site for his pet project - a dedicated command station for scientific experiments that missions like the Chandrayaan would be carried out. An...
  • Meet the men who'll power India's dream to moon October 21, 2008

    Bangalore: In many ways, Chandrayaan is all about telling the world that India has arrived and India can do it. But as much as it's about the technology, the scientific challenge, it's also about the men and women behind the mission - people for whom even the sky is not...
  • 30 Minutes: India's Mission Moon | Meet the men | What's in it for you? October 21, 2008

    Bangalore: History is about to be made in Sriharikota. On the dawn of Wednesday, October 22, the countdown will begin to the launch of India's first lunar mission, and with it, the start of a new era in Indian scientific research. And at 6:20 am (IST), engines will ignite, thrusters...
  • Chandrayaan's first rehearsal goes smooth October 21, 2008

    Chennai: India's first lunar spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 was fitted to the launch pad for rehearsals late on Saturday night and the process "went off well", a space agency official said three days ahead of the final launch. "The launch rehearsal was held at 10 pm and everything went off fine. It is...
  • Chandrayaan countdown to start on Monday October 21, 2008

    Chennai: Countdown for the launch of Chandrayaan-1, the country's first unmanned moon mission, will start on Monday, a top Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) official said. "The countdown will start on Monday early morning," Satish Dhawan Space Centre Associate Director MYS Prasad said. The spacecraft, which will be launched on October 22,...
  • Chandrayaan to look for water on the moon October 21, 2008

    Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh): Is there water on the moon? India's lunar explorer, Chandrayaan 1, will try to find out by peeking into the moon's dark corners and sending an American probe to dig there. When Chandrayaan heads for the moon on October 22, it will carry on board a 6.5-kg...
  • This space engineer has licence to kill October 21, 2008

    Chennai: The name's Krishnamurthy. S Krishnamurthy. He is 59 and has a dull designation: general manager safety. But he is the only man licensed to kill in midair the rockets of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) without seeking anybody's permission. The aerospace engineer at Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) has...
  • To the moon and back: Chandrayaan 1 ready for launch October 21, 2008

    Sriharikota: It's official now. The impressive rocket PSLV C-11 will launch India's first unmanned moon mission Chandrayaan 1 from Sriharikota on October 22. Associate Director Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Dr MYS Prasad says, "The countdown begins 50 hours before the launch starts." Chandrayaan 1 will orbit the moon for about two years,...