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China is growing up its space industry quickly, as the country's state-run media outlets announced today that the country is setting its eyes on the Moon again by next year.
Indiaâ€™s first unmanned lunar mission was abandoned after the nationâ€™s space agency lost contact with the craft on Saturday.
India's unmanned moon mission was called off after space scientists lost radio contact with the Chandrayaan-I craft, the space agency said. The decision was made Sunday after Madhavan Nair, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization, announced there was no likelihood of retrieving the craft.
An official said on Friday that India's only satellite orbiting the moon almost overheated before scientists were able to save it and achieve more than 90 percent of the mission's objectives.
Chinaâ€™s State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense will be taking contributions from qualified institutions, such as universities, to help build the nationâ€™s first lunar probe, which is expected to land on the moon by 2012, according to the Guangming Daily newspaper.
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) plans to launch two people into space for seven days, the planning commission announced on Friday, marking the approval of the nationâ€™s first astronaut launch.
The European C1XS X-ray camera on board Indiaâ€™s Chandrayaan-1 lunar orbiter has detected the presence of magnesium, aluminum and silicon on the Moon during a small solar flare - one of the first of the new solar cycle.
Indiaâ€™s first unmanned lunar craft, Chandrayaan 1, is suffering from an internal temperature rise that has Indian scientists searching for ways to cool down the spacecraft.
Indiaâ€™s Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft successfully reached its final operational orbit around the Moon on 12 November 2008.
Indiaâ€™s Chandrayaan 1 spacecraft is positioning itself to begin orbiting the Moon.
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