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2013-12-30 08:20:34

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Mars Orbiter Launched By India Leaves Earth's Orbit, Now Bound For Mars
2013-12-01 06:10:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) left Earth’s orbit early Sunday morning, officially beginning its 300 day, 485 million mile trek to the Red Planet, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has confirmed. MOM, which is also known as Mangalyaan, fired its main engine for over 20 minutes in order to achieve the velocity required to leave Earth’s orbit, according to BBC News reports. It is currently scheduled to arrive...

India's Flagship Martian Orbiter Has A Minor Hiccup Over Earth
2013-11-11 13:26:06

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online India’s landmark mission to mars, which was launched just under a week ago, has hit a minor speed bump while in orbit over Earth. The country’s Mars Orbiter Mission, otherwise known as Mangalyaan or MOM, encountered a problem with a liquid fuel thruster, causing the probe to miss an intended higher orbital trajectory. India maintains that this minor issue is just that and will not set the country back in its attempt to be only...

India Launches Monsoon-Tracking Research Satellite
2011-10-13 05:03:35

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully launched a monsoon and climate change research satellite from a facility in the southern part of the country, various media outlets are reporting. The Megha-Tropiques satellite, which was a collaboration with the French space agency CNES, was one of a quartet of spacecraft launched on Wednesday, the news agency reported. The satellite, which was released from its booster rocket some 539 miles above the planet's surface, will...

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2010-12-26 07:10:00

An Indian space rocket carrying an advanced communications satellite exploded in smoke and fire just seconds after lifting off from a launch pad at the Sriharikota space center in Andhra Pradesh state, about 50 miles from the city of Chennai. The Christmas Day launch of the satellite had originally been planned for December 20, but was delayed after engineers discovered a leak in one of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle's (GSLV) engines, the United News of India reported. The GSLV...

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2010-04-15 10:06:45

Indian space engineers who launched a rocket with new booster technology on Thursday lost contact with it soon after lift-off, causing a major blow to the country's ambitions of space exploration. The rocket, powered by cryogenic motors -- a complex technology mastered by only five countries -- failed just minutes after launch from India's Sriharikota space center in southeast Andhra Pradesh state. K. Radhakrishnan, chairman for the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), told AFP...

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2010-01-27 12:09:05

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, AFP reported. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) had already been granted plans by the government for a human space flight project. Last year it gave the go-ahead for funding of around $2.8 billion. The agency will develop the space module for the program within four years, according to ISRO chairman K....

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2009-09-23 11:10:00

India announced Wednesday the launch of seven satellites in a single day. The successful launch of six foreign and one domestic satellite from the Sriharikota space center came less than one month after the country ended its Moon mission. The Oceansat-2 satellite will monitor ocean patterns, wind speeds, and track monsoons and cyclones, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) spokesman S Satish told BBC News. The satellite will improve upon the first Oceansat, which launched in 1999. Four...

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2009-09-02 15:58:35

India's first unmanned lunar mission was abandoned after the nation's space agency lost contact with the craft on Saturday. Officials with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) announced that the agency lost contact with its first moon-orbiting spacecraft earlier this week. The agency cited computer problems with the loss of communication. The $100 million unmanned Chandrayaan-1 craft was launched October 22, 2008. The ISRO said it had initially planned for the mission to last 24...

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2009-08-06 08:20:00

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. Australia is visible in the lower center of the image. The image is presented as a false-color composite with oceans a dark blue, clouds white, and vegetation an enhanced green. The image data were acquired on July 22, 2009. The Moon Mineralogy Mapper instrument is a...


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