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Mangalyan: India’s Mars Orbiter Mission successful

Congratulations to Mother India.

Congratulations to our PM.

Congratulations to Team ISRO.

Congratulations to ALL INDIANS in India and around the World.

Here are the few details.

Today, we  scripted history on Wednesday with the success of its Mars mission. As the Mangalyaan entered the Mars orbit, making India the first country in the world to make it to the Red Plant in the first attempt. Mangalyaan moved a step closer to home after the dormant main engine on the spacecraft was test-fired flawlessly, ISRO looked confident of giving one final nudge to put it in orbit around Mars that saw it make space history.

(See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/live-indias-mars-mission-mangalyan-red-planet-mars-orbiter/#sthash.Uy75hsus.dpuf )

India celebrates planting its flag on moon

Congratulations to all Indian and specifically team of ISRO. Tricolour lands on the surface of moon. India rejoiced Saturday at joining an elite club by planting its flag on the moon as the country s space agency released the first pictures of the cratered surface taken by its maiden lunar mission. A probe sent late Friday from the orbiting mother spacecraft took pictures and gathered other data India needs for a future moon landing as it plummeted to a crash-landing at the moon s south pole, said Indian Space Research Organization spokesman B.R. Guruprasad.

The box-shaped probe was painted with India s saffron, white and green flag, sparking celebrations in the country that is striving to become a world power. 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 a two-year investigation of the earth’s only natural satellite.

 

The 375 mm x 375 mm x 470 mm MIP is a honeycomb structure housing the subsystems and three instruments – radar altimeter, video imaging system and mass spectrometer. It weighs 35 kg.

 

“The MIP’s primary objective is to demonstrate the technologies required for landing the probe at a desired location on the moon, qualify some of the technologies related to future soft landing missions and scientific exploration of the moon from close range,” according to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

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After moon odyssey, it’s ‘Mission Sun’ for ISRO

Good Evening friends, something again I should take proude. After success of Chandrayaan-1, ISRO is planning for Mission Sun. Read the news below I found on ndtv website. After Chandrayaan-I moon odyssey, it’s in a way “Mission Sun” for team ISRO.
Scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation are in an advance stage of designing a spacecraft, named ‘Aditya’, to study the outermost region of the Sun called corona. “That’s a mini satellite. In fact, the design is just getting completed,” ISRO Chairman G Madhavan Nair told a news agency. “During solar maxim…which is happening…we would like to see the type of emissions which are taking place in the Sun and how it interacts with the ionosphere and atmosphere and so on,” he said.
According to Dr Jayati Datta, Deputy Programme Director, Space Science Office, ISRO, Aditya is the first space based Solar Coronagraph intended to study corona. ‘Aditya’ would be the first attempt by the Indian scientific community to unravel the mysteries associated with coronal heating, coronal mass ejections and the associated space weather processes and study of these would provide important information on the solar activity conditions, she said. One has to go beyond the atmosphere to be able to mask the bright solar disc and study the corona. More

 

“A basic understanding of the physical processes and continuous monitoring would help in taking necessary steps towards protecting ISRO’s satellites either by switching them off or putting them on a stand-by mode as warranted by the background conditions,” Datta Said. The temperature of the solar corona goes beyond million degrees. From the Earth, corona can be seen only during total solar eclipses mainly due to the bright Solar disc and the scattering of the sunlight by the Earth’s atmosphere.

 

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India on the moon: Chandrayaan-1 successful

Good Morning Friends,
Congratulations to all team members involve in Successful launch of Chandrayaan-1. Congratulations to all Indians. We are in the list of Elite Lunar Club. I am taking proud to be an Indian. Congrats! Congrats! Congrats! Congrats! 

 

 

Chandrayaan-1, India’s maiden moon spacecraft, was put into Transfer Orbit around the earth by the Polar Launch Vehicle PSLV-C11 after it blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.

 

The 1,380 kg Chandrayaan-1, carrying 11 payloads, was released into a Transfer Orbit 18.2 minutes after the PSLV-C11 blasted off.

 

After a series of procedures over the next two weeks, the spacecraft would reach its desired Lunar orbit and placed at a height of 100 km from the Lunar surface, marking the operational phase of the mission which would put India in the elite lunar club.

 

Earlier, at the end of the 49-hour countdown, the 44.4 meter tall four-stage PSLV-11 lifted off from the second launch pad into a cloudy sky. 

This is the 14th flight of ISRO’s workhorse PSLV, which had launched 29 satellites into a variety of orbits since 1993, and 13th successive one in a row.

 

 

Chandrayaan-1 is carrying 11 payloads, five entirely designed and developed in India, three from European Space Agency, one from Bulgaria and two from US, which would explore the Moon over the next two years.  

Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman G Madhavan Nair described the successful launch as a historic moment in India’s space programme.

 

“The launch was perfect and precise. The satellite has been placed in the earth orbit. With this, we have completed the first leg of the mission and it will take 15 days to reach the lunar orbit,” Nair announced in the mission control centre.

 

(Picture courtesy–AP Photo/ Indian Space Research Organization, HO)