Indian Space Program Discussions / ISRO Plans


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india is also planning to launch seven navigational satellites between 2010 to 2012.

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India plans to build a constellation of seven geostationary satellites at a cost of Rs 1,600 crore to meet the navigational system requirements in cars, trains and aircraft.
"Design (of the satellites) is more or less complete. We are in the process of building the first proto model," Secretary in the Department of Space G Madhavan [Images] Nair said.
"First launch will take place around 2010. We should be able to complete all the satellites by 2012," Nair, also the Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation, told reporters on the sidelines of an international space meet.
These seven geo-stationary satellites will cater to the navigational system requirements in cars, trains and aircraft, he said.
"It can provide accurate timing signals all over the place," and also find applications in surveying as well locating things in times of disaster.
"If you want to have a global coverage, we have to have a constellation of nearly 24 satellites which has to be going around all over the world... 20,000 km above the earth; whereas we have evolved a unique concept by which if you put in geostationary orbit, it will be continuously visible from our region. We need only a minimum number of satellites. Seven satellites will do this job," he said.
The Bangalore-headquartered ISRO is in the process of establishing the Indian Regional Navigation System based on these seven proposed satellites over India.
"For the constellation, we are going to spend around Rs 1,600 crore," Nair said.


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ISRO Man mission!

India’s space agency is “seriously considering” a manned mission to space and will prepare a report on new capsule technologies that could be used in the project within a year, its Chairman G Madhavan Nair said at Bhopal.

“We are seriously considering a manned space mission but will have to study newer technologies to develop capsules to send men to space and bring them back safely,” Nair said.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) expects to prepare a report on the new technologies within a year and send it to the government for approval, he added.

He further said that ISRO’s unmanned mission to the moon will be launched next year and the agency will soon start 12 village resources centres in Madhya Pradesh that will act as a single window delivery mechanism for a variety of space-based products and services like tele-medicine, tele-education and application of remote sensing data, he informed.

The centres will provide information on natural resources for planning and development at the local level and offer interactive advisories on agriculture, fisheries, land and water resources management, e-governance and weather, he said.

Under another project, all schools in Sidhi have been connected through the Edusat satellite, enabling students to receive quality education and guidance from expert teachers, Nair said.


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India Plans 60 Space Missions In 5 Years!!

India plans 60 space missions in next five years
Monday, 24 September , 2007, 19:49

Hyderabad: India is planning to conduct 60 space missions over the next five years to achieve multiple objectives in navigation, positioning, advanced communications, space transportation, earth observation and space science, Minister of State in the prime minister's office (PMO) Prithviraj Chavan said here Monday.

Inaugurating the 58th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Chavan said the ambitious Indian space programme would unfold huge opportunities for commercial and scientific cooperation among the space-faring nations the world over.

"Our space programme is inspired by the vision of self-reliance and priority to use space technology for accelerating national development. In line with the aspirations of a billion-strong people, our scientists and technocrats have the capability to produce world class satellites and launch vehicles to position them in different earth orbits," Chavan said.

Addressing about 2,000 delegates, including heads of global space agencies and other dignitaries from 45 countries, Chavan said space technology had become an indispensable tool in the quest for progress in economic, social and cultural fields.

"Vantage perspective from space has enabled us to understand the complex processes related to weather, natural resources and earth's environment and its eco-system.

"Our communications and remote-sensing satellites have strengthened our voice-data networks and television broadcasting infrastructure, improved our weather observation methods, disaster-mitigation support and the ability to manage natural resources," Chavan said.

Referring to the multiple benefits of space applications, Chavan said tele-education, tele-medicine and village resource centres across the country had brought about a paradigm shift in India's approach to provide literacy, healthcare and knowledge to the needy, especially those living in rural and remote or inaccessible regions.

"Space applications and technology have begun to play a crucial role in meeting the challenges of education, health services, disaster management and bridging the digital divide between the haves and have-nots," Chavan pointed out.

In this context, the minister called upon space-faring nations to maintain the space environment with an ethical legal framework for the optimal utilisation of space resources and preventing it from becoming another battlefield in future.

"In a world of growing conflicts and terror, protection of space assets is paramount for all. A robust system to protect space assets used for military, commercial or societal applications has to be put in place through legal, technical and cooperative mechanism," Chavan noted.

With advances in space exploration becoming expensive and risky, Chavan expressed concern over the asymmetry in policy and regulatory environment as applicable to commercial space activities in transfer of technology and market access.

"Time has come for a pro-active policy on the dual use of technology, capacity building and equal access to space resources. The space-faring nations should facilitate greater role for private investment in explorations, infrastructure building and technology development, keeping in view the changing policy environment in the post-cold war era," he added.
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hey guys,great news here ,indian space research organisation will assemble the satellites for some launch customers as part of a joint agreement with astrium.

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EADS Astrium ties up with India's space agency to make satellites for UK, rance

HYDERABAD (Thomson Financial) - Astrium, a unit of the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS), said India's space agency will assemble satellites for some launch customers under a new tie-up. The Bangalore, southern India-based Indian Space Research Organisation will build two satellites, one for France-based Eutelsat to be launched by Astrium in the last quarter of 2008, and the other for the UK's Avanti due for lift-off in 2009. 'These satellites will be integrated, assembled and tested in Bangalore,' Astrium's chief executive officer Francois Auque told reporters on the sidelines of the astronautics congress being held in Hyderabad, southern India. Astrium's regional export director Ghislain de la Sayette said the twin deals, under an agreement reached with ISRO's marketing arm Antrix Corp, were worth 'many tens of million dollars,' but refused to be more specific.

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congrats ISRO
ISRO tests indigenous cryogenic stage for GSLV
Tribune News Service

Bangalore, November 16
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully conducted a test of the indigenously developed cryogenic stage to be employed as the upper stage of India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV).

The test was conducted for its full flight duration of 720 seconds yesterday at the liquid propulsion test facility at Mahendragiri in Tamil Nadu. With this test, the indigenous cryogenic upper stage has been fully qualified on the ground. The flight stage is getting ready for use in the next mission of GSLV (GSLV-D3) in 2008.

It may be recalled that a ground test for 480 seconds of the complete stage was conducted on August 4, 2007.

The indigenous cryogenic upper stage (CUS) is powered by a regeneratively cooled cryogenic engine, which works on staged combustion cycle developing a thrust of 69.5 KN in vacuum, according to an ISRO spokesman here today. The other stage systems include insulated propellant tanks, booster pumps, inter-stage structures, fill and drain systems, pressurisation systems, gas bottles, command block, igniters, pyro valves and cold gas orientation and stabilisation system.

Explaining the working of the cryogenic state, the spokesman said, “Liquid oxygen (LOX) and liquid hydrogen (LH2) from the respective tanks are fed by individual booster pumps to the main turbo-pump, which rotates at 39,000 rpm to ensure a high flow rate of 16.5 kg/sec of propellants into the combustion chamber. The main turbine is driven by the hot gas produced in a pre-burner. Thrust control and mixture ratio control are achieved by two independent regulators. LOX and gaseous hydrogen (GH2) are ignited by pyrogen type igniters in the pre-burner as well as in the main and steering engines.

Apart from the complexities in the fabrication of stage tanks, structures, engine and its sub-systems and control components, CUS employs special materials like almunium, titanium, nickel and their alloys, bi-metallic materials and polyimides. ISRO claimed stringent quality control and elaborate safety measures have to be ensured during assembly and integration.


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Check these articles-

Chandrayaan – 1 spacecraft will be launched onboard India`s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle.
The Chandrayaan-1 mission features a satellite orbiting the moon at an altitude of 100 km for two years mapping the topography and the mineralogical content of the lunar soil. Chandrayaan-1 will also carry a Moon Impact Probe payload for demonstrating the technology needed towards accurate landing on the Moon`s surface.
India and Russia have signed an agreement on joint lunar research and exploration. The cooperation envisages Chandrayaan-2, a joint lunar mission involving a lunar orbiting spacecraft and a lander/rover on the Moon`s surface. Chandrayaan-2 will be launched using India`s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) in the time frame of 2011-12. ..

Breakthrough in missile technology
DRDO scientists develop composite rocket motor casings
TOWARDS SELF-RELIANCE: Avinash Chander, Director, Advanced Systems Laboratory, with models of Agni missiles in Hyderabad on Friday.

HYDERABAD: In a major technological breakthrough that will drastically reduce the weight of missiles and enable them to reach longer ranges with heavier payloads, DRDO scientists have developed composite rocket motor casings.
Only the United States, Russia and a European consortium have achieved a similar feat. Faced with denial of advanced technology by the Missile Technology Control Regime, the scientists from DRDO’s Advanced Systems Laboratory, Hyderabad, developed it in four years.
ASL Director Avinash Chander told The Hindu here on Friday: “This is a major breakthrough, which provides us the key technology to go into longer missions with lighter weight.” The first large composite motor with carbon filament winding was realised after it was subjected to “full qualification and static tests.”

Metallic casings

Most of the missiles today had metallic rocket motor casings made of maraging steel or other varieties of steel. With weight being a critical factor, the trend world over was to move over to composite carbon filament wound motors. “Our aim is to have as low a weight as possible,” Mr. Chander said.
Pointing to the advantages of CRMC (composite rocket motor casing), he said they would reduce the weight of a rocket casing by 40 per cent, enabling the missile to take heavier payloads. The payload equivalent to the weight reduced could go up or the range of the missile could be increased. Or a combination of both could also be achieved.
Other major benefits include cost reduction by half compared to metallic casings, better performance and long storage due to non-corrosive nature of the material. The flight trial of a missile with the CRMC would “happen shortly.” K. Jayaraman, Director (composites), ASL, said the development of the CRMC in four years by the ASL was much shorter compared to the development of similar technology elsewhere in the world.

Agni programme

Mr. Chander, who is also the programme director of Agni, said Agni-III was built with a lot of potential to take higher payloads. The same missile could reach ranges of more than 5,000 km with minor modifications in the system.
As an afterthought, anyone capable of putting a sattellite on orbit is capable of fielding ICBMs.

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Cartosat-2A(With Military applications) ready for launch: ISRO

Mumbai: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch a remote sensing satellite equipped with high-resolution cameras and advanced scientific instruments later this month.

Slated for launch on April 28, Cartosat-2A, the all-weather reconnaissance satellite, will be used for urban and rural development planning.

"The tentative launch date is April 28 and the exact date and time will be finalised in a fortnight after factoring weather and other relevant data," chairman G Madhavan Nair said in Bangalore.

The satellite will be launched by a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle from the Sriharikota space station.

Similar to the mapping satellite Cartosat-2, launched in January 2007, the 680-kg (1,500-pound) Cartosat-2A will be placed in a polar orbit at an altitude of 630 km (391 miles). It can also be used for intelligence gathering.

Along with Cartosat-2A, the PSLV will also carry a Third World Satellite (TWSAT) and eight nano satellites.

Cartosat-2A will have a panchromatic camera capable of providing scene-specific spot imageries for cartographic and other applications. "It has better than one metre resolution", an ISRO official said.

TWSAT would be a co-passenger, along with eight nano satellites, which have come from countries, including the Netherlands, Canada and Germany, ISRO sources said.

TWSAT is the first satellite in the micro satellite series envisaged to provide a 100 kg class satellite platform for carrying payloads for earth imaging, space science, atmospheric and ocean studies, sources said.

TWSAT will carry a multi-spectral camera. Data generated will be transmitted to user terminals, which will be PC-based systems along with RF downlink and antenna systems.

The data will be provided free to research organisations, universities and institutions in the developing countries, sources added.

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PSLV C-9 Launching Cartosat-2A and 9 Satellites on April 28th

India's PSLV-C9 blasted off into space, carrying ten satellites including the country's latest remote sensing satellite CARTOSAT-2A, from ISRO's Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on Monday.

Scientists cheered as the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its thirteenth flight, soared into the clear sky in a perfect lift off at 9.23 am from the second launch pad.

Besides the 690 kg CARTOSAT-2A, the PSLV is also carrying ISRO's Indian Mini Satellite-1 (IMS-1), weighing 83kg, and eight nano satellites built by universities and research institutes in Canada and Germany.

While the CARTOSAT-2A, carrying state-of-the-art panchromatic camera (PAN), will be used for mapping purposes and management of natural resources, the IMS-1 will be used as a platform for trying out advanced technology in future


The Rs 700 million PSLV-C9 will be second to a Russian rocket that delivered 16 in the outer space in April last year.

But the Russian launch vehicle carried a lesser payload of only around 300 kg.

This will be the thirteenth flight of PSLV and the third flight with 'core-alone' configuration, which means the main/core PSLV rocket will be without the hugging six strap-on booster motors that powers the first stage.

The highly agile remote sensing satellite can be manoeuvred to facilitate imaging of any area more frequently.

The 83 kg-Indian Mini Satellite (IMS-1) developed by ISRO incorporated many new technologies and has miniaturised subsystems.

Date from it will be shared with other developing countries.

All the 10 satellites will be fired 635 km into the respective polar sun synchronous orbit (SSO) within 16 minutes after blast off, officials said.

The two earlier core alone PSLVs carried foreign satellites with a payload of 352 kg and 535 kg, they said.

The two foreigh nano satellites, which together weigh just 51 kg, belong to research institutions in Germany and Canada and are being launched under a commercial arrangement with Antrix corporation.

All the satellites have already been integrated with the launch vehicle.

On 18th April 2008, the Polar rocket was moved to the second launch Pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre

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India has successfully launched its first mission to the Moon.

The unmanned Chandrayaan 1 spacecraft blasted off smoothly from a launch pad in southern Andhra Pradesh to embark on a two-year mission of exploration.

The robotic probe will orbit the Moon, compiling a 3-D atlas of the lunar surface and mapping the distribution of elements and minerals.

The launch is regarded as a major step for India as it seeks to keep pace with other space-faring nations in Asia.

Indian PM Manmohan Singh hailed the launch as the "first step" in a historic milestone in the country's space programme.
People on the streets give their reaction to India's moon mission.

In pictures

"Our scientific community has once again done the country proud and the entire nation salutes them," Mr Singh said in a message.

The launch was greeted with applause by scientists gathered at the site.

The chief of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Madhavan Nair, said it was a "historic moment" for the country.

"Today what we have charted is a remarkable journey for an Indian spacecraft to go to the moon and try to unravel the mysteries of the Earth's closest celestial body and its only natural satellite," Nair said.

The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder in Delhi says there has been a lot of excitement about the event, which was broadcast live on national TV.

Competitive mission

An Indian-built launcher carrying the one-and-a-half-tonne satellite blasted off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, an island off the coast of Andhra Pradesh, at about 0620 local time (0050 GMT).

HAVE YOUR SAY This is a commendable achievement that every Indian should be proud of
Suresh, Bangalore, India
Send us your commentsOne key objective will be to search for surface or sub-surface water-ice on the Moon, especially at the poles.

Another will be to detect Helium 3, an isotope which is rare on Earth, but is sought to power nuclear fusion and could be a valuable source of energy in future.

Powered by a single solar panel generating about 700 Watts, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) probe carries five Indian-built instruments and six constructed in other countries, including the US, Britain and Germany.

The mission is expected to cost 3.8bn rupees (£45m; $78m).

The Indian experiments include a 30kg probe that will be released from the mothership to slam into the lunar surface. The Moon Impact Probe (MIP) will record video footage on the way down and measure the composition of the Moon's tenuous atmosphere. CHANDRAYAAN 1

1 - Chandrayaan Energetic Neutral Analyzer (CENA)
2 - Moon Impact Probe (MIP)
3 - Radiation Dose Monitor (RADOM)
4 - Terrain Mapping Camera (TMC)
5 - Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3)
6 - Chandrayaan 1 X-ray Spectrometer (C1XS)
7 - Solar Panel

India sets its sights on the Moon
In Pictures: India Moon mission

It will also drop the Indian flag on the surface of the Moon. The country's tricolour is painted on the side of the probe and, if successful, India will become the fourth country after the US, Russia and Japan to place its national flag on the lunar surface.

"Chandrayaan has a very competitive set of instruments... it will certainly do good science," said Barry Kellett, project scientist on the C1XS instrument, which was built at the Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory in the UK.

C1XS will map the abundance of different elements in the lunar crust to help answer key questions about the origin and evolution of Earth's only natural satellite.

Researchers say the relative abundances of magnesium and iron in lunar rocks could help confirm whether the Moon was once covered by a molten, magma ocean.

"The iron should have sunk [in the magma ocean], whereas the magnesium should have floated," Mr Kellett told BBC News.

"The ratio of magnesium to iron for the whole Moon tells you to what extent the Moon melted and what it did after it formed."

The instrument will look for more unusual elements on the Moon's surface, such as titanium. This metallic element has been found in lunar meteorites, but scientists know little about its distribution in the lunar crust.

Chandrayaan (the Sanskrit word for "moon craft") will also investigate the differences between the Moon's near side and its far side. The far side is both more heavily cratered and different in composition to the one facing Earth.

The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket will loft Chandrayaan into an elliptical "transfer orbit" around Earth.

The probe will later carry out a series of engine burns to set it on a lunar trajectory.

The spacecraft coasts for about five-and-a-half days before firing the engine to slow its velocity such that it is captured by the Moon's gravity.


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Chandrayaan will slip into a near-circular orbit at an altitude of 1,000km. After a number of health checks, the probe will drop its altitude until it is orbiting just 100km above the lunar surface.

India, China, Japan and South Korea all have eyes on a share of the commercial satellite launch business and see their space programmes as an important symbol of international stature and economic development.

Last month, China became only the third country in the world to independently carry out a spacewalk.

China and Japan already have unmanned probes orbiting the Moon.

But the Indian government's space efforts have not been welcomed by all.


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Congratulations to India. Wish a sucessfull mission that reaches all objectives, and a speedy implementation of Chandrayaan 2.


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News Update on Chandryaan and guess wht Chandrayaan 2

Ppl the Indian Moon mission has used it terrain mapping cameras to discover 'peaks' on the surface of the moon as well craters within craters. The indian chandrayaan moon mission has beamed 40k pics of the moons surface in 75 days with a daily avg of 500+ pics being beamed.

The ISRO has also announced a second moon mission called chandrayaan 2 - The work had begun on the project and it was likely to be launched by end of 2011 or early 2012, he said. ISRO plans to send a manned flight to space in 2015 and the manned mission to the moon in 2020, he added.

wow Indian astronauts/cosmonauts on the moon in 10 yrs from now or even 15 yrs from now -omg

Full Story in link


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I have read some where that indian space research organization has got the bluprint for an ambitous plans to build a space craft which unique features can anyone out there can shed some light on it.

P.S i have read the news in times of india.
guys its called avtaar-based on scram jet tech
it will weigh not more than 35 tonnes and will put satellites of abt 4-5 tonnes in space -it will cut costs to 1/5
yes a hypersonic test was conducted here some time back in lpsc(liquid propulsion space centre)and plans of conducting a hypersonic test were talked abt in was bought in AP for this purpose-
however wht happened there is not known
but its still on drawing boards
gslv mk3test flight will happen in 2010
so after tht a lot of workforce will be diverted to this prjt
each tech in isro takes abt 10-12 yrs to materialise and i believe if evrything goes well we can hope to see avtaar hit the skies by 2025 at the earliest!

guys i have limited knowledge in this regard however i can get u good info as iam in IIST(indian inst of space science and tech)and most of the faculty members r people had great time at isro-apj kalam(chancellor)
bn suresh(director)-also seved as prjt director of pslv gslv-director of vssc)
and many others

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Chandrayaan-1 develops critical malfunction
Times Now 17 July 2009, 09:14am IST
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India's first moon probe, Chandrayaan-1, has suffered a critical malfunction that may jeopardize the remainder of the mission. A key sensor onboard Chandrayaan-1 at the ISRO centre before its launch. (TOI File)

India's moon mission has malfunctioned. ( Watch )

According to the Indian Space Research Organization, Chandrayaan-1 achieved all of its mission objectives before the malfunction was detected in May; some foreign scientists with instruments aboard Chandrayaan-1 concur that the probe performed well. But the spacecraft, which entered lunar orbit last November, can no longer orient itself with high precision.

Chandrayaan-1 develops critical malfunction - India - NEWS - The Times of India

Though the malfunction is saddening but it is too late. The mission pretty much was a success. India can purchase a better model of the sensor for Chandrayaan 2.


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Chandrayaan-1 develops critical malfunction
Times Now 17 July 2009, 09:14am IST
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India's first moon probe, Chandrayaan-1, has suffered a critical malfunction that may jeopardize the remainder of the mission. A key sensor onboard Chandrayaan-1 at the ISRO centre before its launch. (TOI File)

India's moon mission has malfunctioned. ( Watch )

According to the Indian Space Research Organization, Chandrayaan-1 achieved all of its mission objectives before the malfunction was detected in May; some foreign scientists with instruments aboard Chandrayaan-1 concur that the probe performed well. But the spacecraft, which entered lunar orbit last November, can no longer orient itself with high precision.

Chandrayaan-1 develops critical malfunction - India - NEWS - The Times of India

Though the malfunction is saddening but it is too late. The mission pretty much was a success. India can purchase a better model of the sensor for Chandrayaan 2.
The Moon mission has achieved most of the mission objectives
The Failed Sensor was used for triangulating its position
A innovative solution has been found by ISRO Engineers
The design life of two years might not be achieved
Mission not crippled and is continuing satisfactorily


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India mulls using nuclear energy to power Chandrayan II: ISRO

MUMBAI: India plans to power some parts of the Chandrayaan II--its next unmanned mission to the moon- with nuclear energy and the feasibility
studies are being carried out by Indian Space Research Organisation and Bhabha Atomic Research Centre.

"We are thinking of powering some parts of Chandrayaan II with nuclear power and it will power the spacecraft when it revolves aroung the dark side of the moon," Madhavan Nair, Chairman, ISRO, told media here today before accepting the degree of Doctorate of Science conferred on him at the 47th Convoction of IIT-Mumbai.

India mulls using nuclear energy to power Chandrayan II: ISRO- ET Cetera-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times

The Chandrayaan II is an Indo-Russian project with both countries contributing individual modules in the project
Have there been other nuclear powered space missions, i wonder how the material is going to be disposed in space which otherwise could be dangerous space pollution


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Seven satellites to guard India

Seven satellites to guard India

NEW DELHI: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is developing a constellation of seven satellites to give a boost to the country's security apparatus, a top scientist said here Sunday.

ISRO chief G. Madhavan Nair said the Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS) was being developed "considering security related issues".

Seven satellites to guard India - Science - Health & Science - NEWS - The Times of India
  • 7 Satellites for the Indian Millitary
  • 3 in Geostationary Orbit
  • 4 near the Geostationary Orbit
  • Will assist anti-infiltration activities
  • Better surveilance over tough terrains
  • No Info on operational timelines


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Chandrayaan - 1 - Mission Aborted and Mission Accomplished

Mission Chandrayaan-1 aborted, declares ISRO

The Indian Space Research Organisation has declared that Chandrayaan-1, India's first moon mission is over.

Project Director Annadurai, told mediapersons, " Mission aborted and mission accomplished."

The decision to abort the mission was finally taken by ISRO the radio contact with Chandrayaan-I spacecraft was abruptly lost at 0130 hrs (IST) on Saturday.

Annadurai said that the mission had to be aborted due to this reason.

However, he also added that the mission had been accomplished since Chandrayaan [ Images ] had completed almost 96 per cent of the mission.

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India's first Moon Mission the Chandrayaan (Moon Voyageur) is over, the Mission is however stated to be a Success in that the Mission succedeed in 96% of its Mission Objectives, A Month back it had suffered in sensor loss and the mission was aborted over loss of radio contact today. The Mission was launched on Oct'08 and included sensors like the Terrain Mapping Camera, Hyper-spectral Imager, Moon Mineralogy Mapper etc. The ISRO is going to focus on the second Moon Mission the Chandrayaan 2

Good Luck ISRO
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