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2008-10-21 08:30:00

India is counting down the days until the launch of its first unmanned mission to the moon. The move will mark a giant catch-up step with Japan and China in the fast-developing Asian space race. The lunar-orbiting spacecraft, Chandrayaan-1, is scheduled to blast off aboard an Indian-built rocket Wednesday morning. It takes place at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on India's southeastern coast. "Everything is going perfectly as planned," the center's associate director M.Y.S....

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2008-10-07 10:45:40

India's space program official M. Annadurai told reporters on Tuesday that the only obstacle between the country and its first unmanned mission to the moon would be the weather. "If at all there is any delay, it will be because of the weather, otherwise I don't foresee any technical difficulties," he said. India hopes the unmanned mission will allow them to create a three-dimensional atlas of the moon through high-resolution remote sensing and map the surface's chemical and mineral...

2008-09-22 00:00:09

By Mahendra Ved WHEN the first man landed on the moon, he found an enterprising Indian welcoming him to dine at his eatery. So goes a popular joke. Come end-October, the joke could begin to get real. Forever moonstruck in religious and social beliefs, their poetic imagination stirred by mythology, not to speak of Bollywood's romantic fare, the Indians are heading for the moon. Chandrayaan-I, India's maiden unmanned mooncraft, the size of a table, is all ready to take off in a rocket 50...

2008-09-10 00:00:20

SpectraTime awarded 4 M contract to supply Rubidium Spaceclocks to the Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System SpectraTime, a company of the Orolia group (NYSE Alternext Paris - FR0010501015 - ALORO), today announced the award of a contract valued at approximately 4 million to supply Rubidium Space Clocks to the Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS). With this new contract, SpectraTime confirms its position as the world- leading supplier of space atomic clocks and is...

2008-08-23 00:00:11

By Srinivas Laxman MUMBAI: Preparing to its first unmanned mission to moon, Chandrayaan-1, between October and December, India joined seven other nations to team up with Nasa for the future exploration of earth's only satellite. Confirming this, Isro spokesperson S Satish told TOI that a key pact was signed at a conference of International Lunar Users' Group at Nasa's Ames Research Centre last month. India was represented by Devi Prasad Karnik, space counsellor attached to the Indian...

2008-07-08 03:00:20

Text of unattributed report headlined "ISRO, French space agency ink pact" published by Indian newspaper The Hindu website on 8 July Bangalore: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the French Space Agency Centre, National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES), have recently signed an agreement on the policy for distribution of data received from Megha Tropiques, an Indo-French collaborative satellite for tropical weather monitoring scheduled for launch during 2009. This policy enables...

2008-06-27 09:02:56

India to launch satellite for young generation NEW DELHI, June 26 (Xinhua) -- India is to launch a dedicated satellite for youth next year carrying scientific instruments developed by students from Indian and foreign universities, according to Indo-Asian News Service Thursday. "The mini-spacecraft will be launched in 2009 as a piggyback on board a polar satellite launch vehicle (PSLV), carrying a remote sensing satellite, from the Satish Dhawan space center at Sriharikota (India),"...

2008-06-20 09:00:36

Text of report by Y. Mallikarjun headlined "Decision on Chandrayaan-I launch date in a month" published by Indian newspaper The Hindu website on 20 June Hyderabad: The exact date for Chandrayaan-I [India's first lunar mission] launch will be decided in a month although 19 September has been tentatively fixed as the "earliest opportunity," Indian Space Research Organization [ISRO] chairman G. Madhavan Nair said here on Thursday [19 June]. Dr Nair was talking to journalists after delivering...

2008-06-15 06:00:05

Text of report by Indian news agency PTI [by N.C. Bipindra] New Delhi, 15 June: Set to make forays in use of space applications, the Indian army will take a leaf out of US forces' experience to train its officers in optimizing the effective use of space-based resources to meet its operational requirements. A week after India announced setting up of an integrated cell to coordinate all military operations based on space assets, the army's Directorate of Perspective Planning (DOPP) will...

2008-04-28 16:41:38

BANGALORE, India -- The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) placed two domestic and eight foreign satellites in orbit Monday in what the agency said was the most complex mission launched as yet by its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). The mission took place from ISRO's second launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on the east coast of southern India. The rocket flew without its usual six strap-on boosters carrying ISRO's Cartosat-2A and Indian Mini...


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