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China’s moon rover to run on nuclear power


August 13th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 13 (IANS) China's first moon rover will run on a nuclear-powered battery, a scientist said.The rover lands on moon next year on board Chang'e-3, China's third lunar probe, ... Read more...

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Nair slams government, ISRO chief for action against him (Intro Roundup)


January 26th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Chennai/New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) In an unprecedented action in the annals of Indian space odyssey, the central government blacklisted top scientist G. Madhavan Nair from official jobs following ... Read more...

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China sets eyes on Mars


March 2nd, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 2 (IANS) China will upgrade its lunar probe spacecraft for Mars exploration in the future, the country's top space scientist has said.Modifications will be carried out on the ... Read more...

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China’s orbiter survives lunar eclipse


December 23rd, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 23 (IANS) China's solar-powered lunar probe satellite Chang'e-2 has successfully stood the test of a lunar eclipse and hours of flying in complete darkness.The orbiter, launched Oct 1, flew out ... Read more...

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China to select new site for moon rocket launch


November 29th, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 29 (IANS) China is considering launching rockets from a new site for the next phase of the country's lunar exploration programme because of transportation problems, the programme's top scientist has ... Read more...

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China unveils snapshots of moon


November 9th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 9 (IANS) China has unveiled photos of the moon's surface taken by its second lunar probe Chang'e-2, marking the success of the mission.The photos, made public by Prime Minister Wen ... Read more...

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China’s lunar probe to photograph Bay of Rainbows


October 27th, 2010 - 6:35 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 27 (IANS) China's lunar probe Chang'e-2 was manoeuvered to an experimental orbit Tuesday evening for taking pictures of the moon's Sinus Iridium or Bay of Rainbows.Scientists successfully sent the satellite ... Read more...

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Moon’s water could sustain astronauts in space


October 22nd, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 22 (ANI): According to NASA, there are oases of water-rich soil on Moon's surface that could sustain astronauts."In about a tonne of material... you're talking 11-12 gallons of water that ... Read more...

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China’s ‘Chang’e-2′ expected to have enough fuel to return to earth


October 14th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Oct 14(ANI): China's second unmanned lunar probe, Chang'e-2, is expected to have enough fuel to fly back to earth, Beijing Aerospace Control Center (BACC) Vice Chief-Designer has said.Zhou Jianliang said ... Read more...

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China’s 2nd unmanned lunar probe ‘Chang’e-2′ enters lunar orbit


October 6th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Oct 6 (ANI): China's second unmanned lunar probe, Chang'e-2, entered the moon's orbit on Wednesday, according to the Beijing Aerospace Control Center.According to the Xinhua, the spacecraft entered the 100 kilometres ... Read more...

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China’s second unmanned lunar probe maneuvers to correct trajectory


October 3rd, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 2 (ANI): China's second unmanned lunar probe, Chang'e-2, was maneuvered to correct its trajectory on the earth-moon transfer orbit Saturday.Scientists successfully activated the attitude control engines on Chang'e-2 and ... Read more...

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China to explore deep space


October 2nd, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 2 (IANS) China will set up its own deep space communication network in three to five years which will help in the exploration of the solar system, a top scientist ... Read more...

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China Launches “Moon Mission” as Nasa Loses Lunar Interest


October 2nd, 2010 - 3:00 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Over forty years after the famous “giant leap for mankind” was performed by Neil Armstrong, NASA has severely cut it’s lunar landings and moon program, while China launches ... Read more...

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China’s second lunar probe blasts off


October 1st, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 1 (IANS) China Friday launched its second unmanned lunar probe, Chang'e-2. This was the second of the country's three-phase moon mission which will culminate in a landing on the moon.The ... Read more...

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China likely to launch second lunar probe on Friday


September 30th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 30 (ANI): The Chinese space authority has said that it will launch its second lunar probe, Chang'e-2, between Friday and Sunday, with former being the first choice.Fuel loading was ... Read more...

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China to launch second lunar probe ‘Chang’e-2′ by October


September 28th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Sept 28 (ANI): China is all set to launch its second lunar probe, Chang'e-2, by early October, which would be the 58th satellite to be launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch ... Read more...

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China to go to moon, Mars, Venus and beyond


September 20th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 20 (IANS) China has now set its sight on planet Venus, where it hopes to land a space probe by 2015. A probe to Mars and the country's first moon ... Read more...

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China to launch lunar probe by 2010 end


June 1st, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 1 (ANI): Chinese space scientists have said that the second step of China's lunar probe project, Chang'e-2, will be launched by the end of 2010.The next step is ... Read more...

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China to launch its second lunar probe this year


April 13th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 13 (IANS) China will launch its second lunar exploration mission this year to test key landing technologies as well as take high-resolution images of the landing area, China Daily ... Read more...

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China to launch second lunar probe this year


April 13th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 13 (ANI): China will go ahead with its lunar exploration program despite the United States decision to suspend its return to the moon."China should not slow down its ... Read more...

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China to launch second lunar probe in October


March 4th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, March 4 (ANI): Reports indicate that China plans to launch the Chang'e-2, the country's second lunar probe, in October this year."The satellite would be launched on a Long March 3-C ... Read more...

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China to take next leap in moon probe in October 2010


November 27th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Nov.27 (ANI): China's second lunar probe, Chang'e-2, will be launched in October 2010, a top space scientist said Thursday.The China Daily quoted Ye Peijian, chief designer of the nation's first moon ... Read more...

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China quashes claims of its star-wars dreams


November 6th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Nov. 6 (ANI): China has clarified that the People's Liberation Army's recent interest in space programs is not aimed at weaponizing outer space, but to engage in peaceful ventures.The China Daily ... Read more...

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Arrested NASA scientist worked on Chandrayaan-1


October 20th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) A senior NASA scientist who has been arrested in the US for alleged espionage was one of the main investigators of an American scientific instrument that ... Read more...

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China makes world’s highest-resolution 3D map of Moon


September 29th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, September 29 (ANI): Chinese experts have announced that the country's space scientists had completed the world's highest-resolution three-dimensional map of the moon.The map, covering the whole surface of the moon, ... Read more...

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China completes highest resolution 3D map of moon


September 28th, 2009 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 28 (Xinhua) Chinese experts Monday announced that the country's space scientists have completed the world's highest-resolution three-dimensional map of the moon. The map, covering the whole surface of the moon, is ... Read more...

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India’s lunar probe finds water traces on moon face (Intro Roundup)


September 24th, 2009 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 24 (IANS) In a discovery hailed as path-breaking, India's maiden lunar mission Chandrayaan has found evidence of water on the moon. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) late Thursday confirmed ... Read more...

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India’s manned space mission will have IAF men


May 27th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) When India's first manned mission to space takes off, possibly in 2017, it will have Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel on board. "Let me promise you one ... Read more...

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China to send man on moon by 2030


May 23rd, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 23 (ANI): A Chinese astronaut could land on the moon between 2025 and 2030, said Ye Peijian, director of the country's Moon Exploration Project.China's lunar probe ended its 16-month ... Read more...

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IAF personnel to be on first manned space mission


March 16th, 2009 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
By Ritu Sharma New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) When India's first manned space mission takes off, likely in 2017, it will have Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel on board.The IAF is to ... Read more...

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Chinese lunar mission ends with a bang on the Moon


March 2nd, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, March 2 (ANI): Reports indicate that China''s lunar probe has ended its 16-month mission with a controlled crash onto the moon on March 1st. Chang''e I hit the moon''s surface ... Read more...

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China’s first lunar satellite lands on moon


March 1st, 2009 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (Xinhua) China's first lunar probe, the Chang'eI, ended its 16-month mission with a controlled crash-landing on the surface of the moon early Sunday, officials said. According to sources with the ... Read more...

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East Asian astronomers build worlds largest radio telescope network


February 2nd, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 2 (ANI): A team of astronomers from East Asia is building the worlds largest radio telescope network, which will look deep into the galaxies and black holes more ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan’s moon impact photos to be released soon


December 30th, 2008 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) It is a set of pictures that is among the most anticipated in India - around 3,200 frames tracking the descent of the first-ever Indian-built device to ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan-1 takes summer break till mid-January


November 28th, 2008 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 28 (ANI): Indias first uncrewed lunar probe, Chandrayaan-1, is experiencing the hottest temperatures it has yet faced, which have forced it to take a summer break, using its instruments ... Read more...

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