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India’s tryst with Mars begins in November 2013 (Lead)


September 18th, 2012 - 2:53 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 18 (IANS) India's tryst with Mars will begin in November 2013 to explore the red planet's atmosphere and search for life-sustaining elements, a top space official said late ... Read more...

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Indian mega satellite spins in geo transfer orbit (Second Lead)


May 21st, 2011 - 8:23 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 21 (IANS) India's mega geostationary satellite GSAT-8 was spinning in an elliptical geo-synchronous transfer orbit early Saturday after an Ariane-V rocket successfully lifted it off the Kourou ... Read more...

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Indian-made European satellite in geostationary orbit


November 30th, 2010 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 30 (IANS) The Indian-made European communication satellite Hylas Tuesday went into geo-stationary orbit and is in good health, the space agency said."Hylas (Highly Adaptable Satellite) is orbiting around the ... Read more...

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ISRO-built communications satellite for Europe launched


November 27th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 27 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)-built communication satellite HYLAS (Highly Adaptable Satellite) for EADS-Astrium of Europe was launched Saturday by an Ariane rocket from the Guyana Space ... Read more...

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Indian-built European satellite put into earth orbit (Lead, Chanding Dateline)


December 21st, 2008 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 21 (IANS) The Indian-built European satellite W2M was successfully placed early Sunday into geosynchronous transfer orbit, about 36,000 km above earth, 32 minutes after its lift-off on board Ariane-5 from ... Read more...

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India successfully puts spacecraft into lunar orbit (Lead)


November 8th, 2008 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 8 (IANS) India Saturday successfully put its first unmanned spacecraft Chandrayaan-I into lunar orbit - a major step towards placing it in its designated slot 100 km from the moon, ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan-I enters lunar orbit


November 8th, 2008 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 8 (IANS) India's first unmanned moon mission Chandrayaan-I was Saturday put into lunar orbit at around 5.15 p.m., scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said here.The spacecraft was ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan enters lunar space for final journey


November 4th, 2008 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 4 (IANS) India's first moon mission Chandrayaan-1 entered the lunar space early Tuesday for its final journey into the lunar orbit Saturday, an official of the Indian Space Research Organisation ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan-1 to get within 500 km of moon Tuesday


November 3rd, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 3 (IANS) India's first unmanned lunar spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 will cruise closer to the moon early Tuesday when it makes the transition from the earth's elliptical orbit into deeper space, a ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan spacecraft moved further up in space


October 26th, 2008 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 26 (IANS) India's maiden moon probe spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 has reached nearly half the distance to the lunar orbit, crossing the 150,000-km mark from the earth Sunday morning.The Indian Space Research ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan fine, spinning in earth’s elliptical orbit


October 23rd, 2008 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 23 (IANS) India's first unmanned lunar spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 is doing fine and has completed four orbits around the earth, a top space official said Thursday, a day after it was ... Read more...

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India’s first lunar spacecraft now cruising around earth (Second Lead)


October 22nd, 2008 - 9:27 am ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Oct 22 (IANS) India's first lunar spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 started to cruise around the earth in its designated orbit Wednesday morning, minutes after a copybook liftoff launched the country into ... Read more...

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Rocket completes mission, India’s first moon spacecraft now in orbit (Lead)


October 22nd, 2008 - 8:36 am ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Oct 22 (IANS) With a perfect liftoff, India's first spacecraft to the moon entered its scheduled orbit early Wednesday, placing the country in a select group of six. The ... Read more...

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India launches its mission moon


October 22nd, 2008 - 8:03 am ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Oct 22 (IANS) A rocket carrying India's first lunar spacecraft was launched from the country's spaceport here early Wednesday, catapulting the country into the select club that have sent ... Read more...

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Despite rain, India’s maiden moon mission on track (Roundup)


October 21st, 2008 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 21 (IANS) India was Tuesday set to launch its historic unmanned flight to the moon, the sixth to do so after the US, former Soviet Union, European Space Agency, China ... Read more...

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