Indian Lunar Space Probes and Exploration

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    Official name by ISRO.

    Akashgami or Brahmandgami could be better.
     
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    Good to see that they are starting from basic single cell organism, instead of going for more complex farming sort. Such an experiment is a positive step as far as I believe.
     
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    ISRO Rover on Lunar Surface

    Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to deploy a rover on the lunar surface in the Chandrayaan-2 mission.
    The Chandrayaan-2, India’s second mission to the Moon, is a totally indigenous mission comprising of an Orbiter, Lander and Rover. After reaching the 100 km lunar orbit, the Lander housing the Rover will separate from the Orbiter. After a controlled descent, the Lander will soft land on the lunar surface at a specified site and deploy a Rover.
    The six-wheeled Rover will move around the landing site in semi-autonomous mode as decided by the ground commands. The instruments on the rover will observe the lunar surface and send back data, which will be useful for analysis of the lunar soil. Collection of soil and rock sediments is not planned in this mission.
    ISRO is working towards the launch of Chandrayaan-2 during the first quarter of 2018.
    This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
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    Chandrayaan II to Test Object Landing on Moon: ISRO Chief
     
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    Tests for Moon Landing of Chandrayaan-2
     
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    ISRO gearing up forsecond moon mission
    Lunar lander ready to be tested


    Challenges in soft landing

    Cryogenic engine
     
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    India can meet its energy requirements from Moon by 2030, says ISRO
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    Helium for Energy is okay but what the fuck is honeymoon aren't indian couples not happy romancing in this planet now they want to do it in moon , Should send them before to the studio which the american s used to shot the moon landing to practice for action sequences in the moon :hippo:


     
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    Exactly!
    विज्ञान कहता है भविष्य में हम चाँद पे घर बनाएँगे, हम कहते हैं करवा चौथ क्या धरती को देखके मनाएँगे?
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    Other amazing idea I heard about settling on Venus. Though, surface of Venus is too hot for us, certain section of it's atmosphere are akin to tropical regions of earth. There are plans for floating cities in very long term there.
     
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    Karva Chauth :lol::lol:

    But jokes apart . Does anyone know whats the Helium has to do with India s Energy requirement ??? is there a new way of making power generation using Helium Gas ???

     
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    Fusion based reactors, India is a part of project ITER comprising countries other than India as US, China, Russia, Japan & EU etc. to make such reactors.
     
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    CHANDRAYAAN-2 Mission

    Orbiter Craft

    Lander Craft

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    Rover

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    Rover undergoing tests at Lunar Terrain Test Facility

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    Chandrayaan-2 gets Russian technology to analyse lunar surface
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    Human colony on moon certainly a possibility
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    Chandrayaan-2 to measure water on the moon: Misra
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    ISRO's "LOST" Chandrayaan-1 Found Orbiting Moon: NASA

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    ISRO's Chandrayaan-1 was launched in 2008. It was considered lost till NASA scientists found it.


    WASHINGTON: India's first unmanned mission to the moon- Chandrayaan 1- which was believed lost, is still orbiting the moon, say NASA scientists.

    The Chandrayaan-1, which cost $79 million, was launched in 2008 to map the moon's surface and look for precious resources. It was assigned a two-year mission. Scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) lost contact with Chandrayaan-1.

    Now, scientists at NASA have successfully located the spacecraft still circling some 200 kilometres above the lunar surface.


    Finding the spacecraft required some "detective work because the last contact with the spacecraft was on August 29, 2009," said Marina Brozovic, a radar scientist in Californiai.

    The Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft is very small, a cube about 1.5 meters on each side - about the size of a Maruti 800.

    It was found using inter-planetary radar which helps observe small asteroids several million miles from Earth.


    Finding a derelict spacecraft that has not been tracked for years and is as far as the moon is tricky because the moon is riddled with mascons (regions with higher-than-average gravitational pull) that can dramatically affect a spacecraft's orbit over time, and even cause it to have crashed into the Moon.

    Chandrayan-1 reported first evidence of the presence of water molecules on the moon's surface in 2009. ISRO had suggested that the spacecraft's orbit would slowly decay and it would ultimately crash onto the lunar surface. A scientist there told NDTV, "It is very heartening that India's first inter-planetary probe has survived the vagaries of space for nine long years."

    Experts suggest the Chandrayaan-1 is now a derelict souvenir, which, though in orbit, cannot receive or send data to earth, which means it's space junk.

    In 2014, India triumphed with its unmanned spacecraft reaching Mars at a cost of $74 million, a fraction of the $671 million spent by NASA on similar missions - and far cheaper than the budget of the Hollywood space blockbuster "Gravity".

    India plans to send its second mission to the moon, Chandrayaan-2, early next year.
     
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    Do chandra yaan 1 achieved all goals and purposes before getting lost ??

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    It couldn't make Moon Atlas and some other experiments as some equipment was destroyed during launch error.
     
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    NASA has found India's now dysfunctional Chandrayaan-1 Probe, it is still orbiting Moon.
    New NASA Radar Technique Finds Lost Lunar Spacecraft

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    DSS-14 is NASA's 70-meter (230-foot) antenna located at the Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex in California. It is known as the “Mars Antenna” as it was first to receive signals from the first spacecraft to closely observe Mars, Mariner 4, on March 18, 1966.
    Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech


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    This computer generated image depicts the Chandrayaan-1’s location at time it was detected by the Goldstone Solar System radar on July 2, 2016. In the graphic the 120-mile (200-kilometer) wide purple circle represents the width of the Goldstone radar beam at lunar distance. The radar beam was pointed 103 miles (165 kilometers) off the lunar surface. The white box in the upper-right corner of the animation depicts the strength of echo. As the spacecraft entered and exited the radar beam (purple circle), the echo from the spacecraft alternated between being very strong and very weak, as the radar beam scattered from the flat metal surfaces. Once the spacecraft flew outside the beam, the echo was gone.
    Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech


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    Radar imagery acquired of the Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft as it flew over the moon’s south pole on July 3, 2016. The imagery was acquired using NASA's 70-meter (230-foot) antenna at the Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex in California. This is one of four detections of Chandrayaan-1 from that day.
    Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

     

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