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A top official said Wednesday that India will launch its first manned space mission in 2016 in an effort to match space pioneers such as Russia and the United States.
India announced Wednesday the launch of seven satellites in a single day.
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.
Indiaâ€™s Space Research Organization lost all contact with an unmanned, automated spacecraft while attempting its first lunar exploration mission.
This image of Earth taken from 200 kilometers (124 miles) above the lunar surface was taken by the Moon Mineralogy Mapper, one of two NASA instruments onboard the Indian Space Research Organization's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft.
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.
A JAXA researcher said Friday that Japan and India are planning to launch their first joint space research project this year, which will include an experiment to grow plants in zero gravity.
India successfully launched a radar imaging satellite Monday, the country's space agency said. The Indian Space Research Organization fired the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle rocket carrying the RISAT-2 satellite from its facility at Sriharikota, The Times of India reported. Citing informed sources, the newspaper said the satellite's day-night capability, and its ability to look through clouds and fog, gives it defense applications.
Scientists in India say they've found three species of bacteria in the stratosphere, all of which are alien to Earth and resistant to ultraviolet radiation. One of the species has been named Janibacter hoylei, after the late astrophysicist Fred Hoyle.
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