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India’s second moon mission to carry five instruments


August 30th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 30 (IANS) India's second moon mission in 2013 will carry five scientific instruments on board the spacecraft Chandrayaan-2 that will also have a lander and a rover to ride ... Read more...

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Space cooperation with India vitally important, says US


June 29th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June (IANS) Recognising the emergence of new spacefaring nations like India, President Barack Obama focuses on international cooperation on issues ranging from controlling space junk to national-security projects ... Read more...

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Moon has more water than Great Lakes, Chandrayaan data shows


June 15th, 2010 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 15 (IANS) Scientists have found Moon's minerals may have at least 100 times more water than previously indicated by remote sensing data from the Indian spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 and ... Read more...

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School students throng Indian Science expo


January 7th, 2010 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 7 (IANS) Thousands of school and college students thronged the exhibition grounds of the 97th Indian Science Congress (ISC 2010) here and were very excited to see ... Read more...

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India’s lunar mission finds water on moon (Roundup)


September 24th, 2009 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Washington/London/New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) In a discovery that has rocked the scientific establishment and hailed as path-breaking, India's maiden lunar mission has found evidence of water on the moon. "The moon ... Read more...

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Indian spacecraft finds water on the moon (Third Lead)


September 24th, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) In a sensational scientific discovery, India's maiden lunar mission Chandrayaan-1 has found evidence of water on the moon. "The moon has distinct signatures of water," top American ... Read more...

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India’s mooncraft ‘discovers’ water on moon: US scientist (Second Lead)


September 24th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) India's maiden moon mission Chandrayaan-1 found evidence of water on the surface of the moon, a top American scientist confirmed Thursday. "The moon has distinct signatures of water. ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan sensor failure not to impact lunar mission life: ISRO (Second lead)


July 17th, 2009 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 17 (IANS) The failure of a critical sensor onboard India's maiden lunar spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 will not impact its mission life and space scientists have overcome the snag with an ... Read more...

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India’s mooncraft set right after sensor malfunction (Lead)


July 17th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 17 (IANS) Indian space scientists have corrected the orientation of the country's first lunar spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 after one of its sensors malfunctioned, a senior official said Friday. "We have overcome ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan orbit raised to 200 km for further Moon probe


May 20th, 2009 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 20 (IANS) The Indian space agency has raised the orbit of its first unmanned lunar spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 to 200km from the lunar surface for further studies on orbit perturbations ... Read more...

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Indian scientists tackle heat rise in Chandrayaan-1


November 26th, 2008 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): Reports indicate that the temperature inside Indias first unmanned lunar spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 has gone over 50 degrees Celsius, prompting scientists to explore various options to cool down ... Read more...

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After India lands probe on moon, focus back on spacecraft


November 15th, 2008 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 15 (IANS) A day after landing India's first probe instrument on the surface of the moon, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) was Saturday getting ready to activate eight other ... Read more...

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Indian tricolour on destination moon (Lead)


November 14th, 2008 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 14 (IANS) India's maiden moon probe crashed on to the lunar surface at 8.31 p.m. Friday, sending a wealth of data to its mother spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 during the 25 minutes ... Read more...

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India reaches destination moon


November 14th, 2008 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 14 (IANS) India Friday became the fourth country on Earth to land a probe on the moon. "We have given moon to India," a beaming and excited chief of Indian ... Read more...

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Countdown for landing Indian probe on moon begins


November 14th, 2008 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 14 (IANS) The countdown has started to make India the fourth country on Earth to land a probe on the moon later Friday, when India's first unmanned lunar spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 ... Read more...

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Colours of Indian flag on moon Friday


November 13th, 2008 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 13 (IANS) The saffron-white-green of the Indian flag will adorn the moon from Friday night when the tricolour-painted moon impact probe (MIP) of Chandrayaan-1 lands on its surface to begin ... Read more...

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India’s moon impact probe to hit lunar surface Friday


November 13th, 2008 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 13 (IANS) The moon impact probe (MIP) abroad India's first lunar spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 is expected to hit the lunar surface Friday evening, said a top official of the Indian Space ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan reaches ‘home’ in lunar orbit (Lead)


November 12th, 2008 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 12 (IANS) India's first unmanned lunar spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 Wednesday reached its intended operational orbit at about 100 km from the lunar surface for a two-year rendezvous with the moon.“Chandrayaan has ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan lowered further in lunar orbit


November 10th, 2008 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 9 (IANS) India's first unmanned lunar spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 was pushed further towards the moon's surface in the first orbit-lowering manoeuvre late Sunday, a top space agency official said."The first orbit ... Read more...

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What will you eat on the moon, how will you travel?


November 8th, 2008 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 8 (IANS) Can countries engaged in exploration and exploitation of the moon introduce plant and animal life there? The issue is back in focus as India's first unmanned lunar spacecraft ... 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 camera clicks earth from deep space


October 31st, 2008 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Images below Bangalore, Oct 31 (IANS) The terrain mapping camera onboard India's first unmanned lunar spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 took excellent shots of the earth from deep space in black and white, the space agency ... Read more...

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‘Chandrayaan orbit to be raised to 267,000 km Wednesday’


October 28th, 2008 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 28 (IANS) The earth orbit of India's first lunar spacecraft will be raised to 267,000 km Wednesday, an official here said. "The Chandrayaan spacecraft, orbiting at a distance of around ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan enters deep space; on way to moon (Lead, Changing dateline)


October 26th, 2008 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Chennai, Oct 26 (IANS) India's first unmanned lunar spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 Sunday entered deep space after crossing 150,000 km from the earth on way to the moon, a space agency official said."Chandrayaan entered ... Read more...

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Space network guides Chandrayaan’s precise orbit around earth


October 24th, 2008 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 24 (IANS) The precise orbiting of India's first lunar spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 around the earth is being monitored by the telemetry, tracking and command network (Istrac) of the Indian Space ... 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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Obama views India’s moon mission as a challenge


October 23rd, 2008 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) As the White House hailed India's maiden moon mission as "encouraging" and "exciting", Democratic presidential hopeful, Barack Obama saw it as a reminder to revitalise the US space ... Read more...

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ISRO chief jubilant over successful launch of India’s mission moon


October 22nd, 2008 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Oct 22 (IANS) "My heartiest congratulations to you all for the remarkable job. A remarkable journey to the moon has begun," a jubilant G. Madhavan Nair, chairman of Indian ... 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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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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Preparations begin for lunar mission countdown


October 19th, 2008 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 19 (IANS) Preparations for the countdown to launch India's first unmanned lunar spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 Oct 22 has begun at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, a top space agency ... Read more...

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First rehearsal of moon mission Chandrayaan goes off fine


October 19th, 2008 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 19 (IANS) India's first lunar spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 was fitted to the launch pad for rehearsals late Saturday night and they "went off well", a top space agency official said Sunday ... Read more...

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Space network, a ‘hotline’ from Bangalore to moon


October 19th, 2008 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 19 (IANS) When India's first lunar spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 lifts off from Sriharikota Wednesday, the telemetry, tracking and command network (Istrac) of the space agency in Bangalore will guide the mission ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan moved to launch platform for rehearsal


October 18th, 2008 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 18 (IANS) India's first lunar spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 has been moved to the launch platform for rehearsals ahead of its Oct 22 launch, a top Indian space agency official said Saturday.The ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan-I mated with rocket for October 22 blast-off


October 17th, 2008 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Oct.17 (ANI): India on Friday moved a step closer to launch its maiden unmanned moon mission with the help of the lunar spacecraft Chandrayaan-I. The Chandrayaan-I was mated with the polar ... Read more...

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