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India’s next moon mission banks on Russia, no Mars race with China: ISRO chief (Lead)


September 9th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) Sep 9 (IANS) India's second moon mission will depend on Russia's decision after a failed inter-planetary mission with China, said India's space agency chief Sunday, a ... Read more...

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India’s next moon mission depends on Russia: ISRO chief


September 9th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Sep 9 (IANS) India's second moon mission will depend on Russia's decision after a failed inter-planetary mission with China, ISRO chairman said Sunday, a day when ... Read more...

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India: From ferrying rockets on cycles to eyeing Mars


September 8th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 8 (IANS) From the days of having a church as control room, the bishop's house as office, a bicycle as ferry, naked eyes to track the smoke ... Read more...

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India’s second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 to wait


April 26th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), April 26 (IANS) India's second Moon mission Chandrayaan-2, slated for 2014, will have to wait till the country's space agency flies two of its heavy rocket ... Read more...

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China to get lunar soil


March 16th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 16 (IANS) Preparations are on in China to launch a moon mission and bring about two kilogram of lunar soil samples to Earth, People's Daily reported Friday.The mission ... Read more...

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Astronauts’ tracks and trash seen on moon


September 7th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Sept 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new photograph from NASA has revealed trash on the moon. The photos are seen as the sharpest yet from the space agency on the moon. The ... Read more...

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NASA to launch moon mission in September


August 26th, 2011 - 6:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 26 (IANS) NASA's discovery mission programme - GRAIL - is making final launch preparations for its Sept 8 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the ... Read more...

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NASA’s Orion ‘moon’ craft that could put man on asteroid unveiled


March 23rd, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 23 (ANI): US aerospace firm Lockheed Martin on Tuesday unveiled a test version of a NASA shuttle that will allow astronauts to fly to and from the International Space ... Read more...

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Mixed bag for Indian space agency in 2010


December 30th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, Dec 30 (IANS) It was a year of mixed fortunes for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in 2010 with the positive developments overshadowing two failed rocket missions.On ... Read more...

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Next moon mission in 2013-14: ISRO


December 25th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota, Dec 25 (IANS) India's next moon mission, Chandrayaan II, will be launched in 2013-14, ISRO chairman K. Radhakrishnan said here Saturday.The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief made the announcement ... Read more...

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‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ trailer released


December 9th, 2010 - 11:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Dec 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The trailer of ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ has been released. It ought to be mentioned that this is the 3rd movie in the Transformers ... 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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Data from Chandrayaan moon mission to go public


September 5th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Bhargavi Kerur Bangalore, Sep 5 (IANS) Voluminous scientific data, including rare images of the moon, from India's maiden lunar mission Chandrayaan-1 will be made public by the year-end."People will have free ... Read more...

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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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‘Despicable Me’ - a lovable, enjoyable, admirable gem (IANS Film Review, Rating: ****)


August 6th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Film: "Despicable Me"; Directors: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud; Voiceovers: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, Will Arnett, Pierre Coffin; Rating: ****Animation films are both a risk and ... Read more...

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Evidence of water in moon minerals found


July 22nd, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): It seems that the moon is not that dry as it was thought to be- California Institute of Technology (Caltech), working with colleagues at the University of Tennessee, ... Read more...

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US team finds evidence of water in moon minerals


July 22nd, 2010 - 5:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) A team of US geologists has found structurally bound hydroxyl groups in a mineral in a lunar rock returned to earth by the Apollo programme. Geologists at the California ... Read more...

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India hopes to launch ‘Chandrayaan-2′ by 2013


June 30th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, June 30 (ANI): The Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) K Radhakrishnan has said India is preparing to launch its second moon mission 'Chandrayaan-2' by 2013."The Chandrayaan-2 we ... Read more...

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Rocket launch failure will not delay moon mission: ISRO chief


April 15th, 2010 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), April 15 (IANS) The failure of India's GSLV-D3 rocket launch powered for the first time by an indigenous cryogenic engine will not delay the realization of ... 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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Budgetary boost to India’s manned mission to space


February 26th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The budgetary allocation for Department of Space increased by over Rs.1,600 crore to Rs.5,778 crore with a five-fold hike in funds for the human space flight programme. ... Read more...

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Obama may abandon NASA’s moon mission plan


February 1st, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) NASA's plan to send another mission to the moon by 2020 may take a U-turn as US President Barack Obama is expected to propose the closure of ... Read more...

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India to launch ‘Chandrayaan-2′ by 2013


January 28th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Jan 28 (ANI): Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) chief K. Radhakrishnan on Wednesday said the configuration for the new moon mission 'Chandrayaan-2' is being finalized and added that it would ... Read more...

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Human flight to Mars will be a global mission: ISRO


January 27th, 2010 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 27 (IANS) The maiden human space flight to Mars would be a global mission through a consortium by 2030, a top Indian space official said Wednesday. "Manned mission to Mars ... Read more...

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India to send two astronauts into space in 2016


January 27th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 27 (IANS) India will launch its first manned mission in 2016 with two astronauts for a week-long odyssey in space, a top Indian space agency official said Wednesday. "We are ... 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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Reliance MediaWorks acquires British film processing firm


January 7th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 7 (IANS) Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group's Reliance MediaWorks has set foot in Britain by acquiring the assets of ilab UK, one of the two film processing facilities based in London, ... Read more...

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Indian “vyomanauts” all set to rise up in space


January 6th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 6 (ANI): Reports indicate that the Indian media has branded its astronauts as "vyomanauts", a word derived from the Sanskrit language.According to a report in New Scientist, the tongue-twisting ... Read more...

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3,500 students to participate in Children’s Science Congress


November 29th, 2009 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 29 (IANS) With the aim of 'catching them young', the Kerala government will invite around 3,500 school students to attend the Children's Science Congress (CSC) here in January and ... Read more...

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More indigenous components in second moon mission: ISRO


November 23rd, 2009 - 11:24 pm ICT by ANI
Coimbatore, Nov 23(ANI): Mylswamy Annadurai, Project Director of Chandrayan Mission II, ISRO, on Monday said that there would be more indigenous components in country's second moon mission.Annadurai was in the ... Read more...

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There is plenty of water on the moon, NASA confirms


November 14th, 2009 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 13 (IANS) There is indeed water on the moon - as first indicated by India's maiden lunar mission Chandrayaan - and plenty of it, US space scientists ... Read more...

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Why fundamental scientific research has not caught on in India (Comment)


November 8th, 2009 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
By Narayanan Suresh This can happen only in India! Even as the nation continues to celebrate the success of Chandrayaan, the country's first space mission to moon, this is not something one ... Read more...

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India set to join exclusive cryogenic club


October 27th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, Oct 27 (IANS) After its maiden moon mission, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is hoping to cross another milestone in December - take India into the exclusive ... Read more...

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After the Moon, India eyeing human space flight


October 22nd, 2009 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 22 (IANS) After the success of its first Chandrayaan moon mission, India is now looking at exploration of outer space using planetary missions including a human space flight programme, ... Read more...

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