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India Lauches Chandrayaana – 1 Successfully : Milestone on the Space History

India Lauches Chandrayaana – 1 Successfully :
Milestone on the Space History

India’s first unmanned mission to the moon started its maiden journey towards moon this morning.

With this, India is on its own way to create an amazing history on the Space.

Mr.Madhavan Nair Congratulating the team

Mr.Madhavan Nair Congratulating the team

India launched its first unmanned moon mission on Wednesday, following in the footsteps of its Asian rivals China and Japan, as it tries to show off its scientific know-how and claim a bigger chunk of global space business.

Here are some basic facts about the project:

* The unmanned rocket is called Chandrayaan-I. It costs Rs3.86bn ($79m), has a take-off weight of more than 1.3 tonnes, and is being sent on a two-year mission to orbit the moon.

Chandrayaana -1 take off.

Chandrayaana -1 take off.

* India will be the third Asian country to send an unmanned mission into the lunar orbit. Chandrayaan-I is much cheaper than spacecrafts launched by India’s Asian rivals. China’s first lunar probe cost over $187m when it launched in October 2007, while Japan’s Kayuga, launched in September 2007, cost $480m.

* Chandrayaan (“moon vehicle”) plans to map a three-dimensional atlas of the moon, and the surface’s chemical and mineral composition.

* The rocket carries 11 payloads — five from India, two from the USA, and one each from Germany, Britain, Sweden and Bulgaria.

* About 1,000 scientists have worked on the project for four years.

* India plans to send an astronaut into space by 2014 and a manned mission to the moon by 2020. The Indian government has approved the launch of Chandrayaan-2, which is expected to take off between 2010 and 2012, and will include a rover that will land on the moon.

Ship Chandrayaana - 1 on its way

Ship Chandrayaana - 1 on its way

* At least 16 Indian satellites currently orbit the earth, supporting telecommunications, TV broadcasting, earth observation, weather forecasting, remote education and healthcare.

* India started its space programme in 1963, developing its own satellites and launch vehicles to reduce dependence on overseas agencies. India’s constellation of seven earth-observation satellites is the largest in the world.

* In 1959, the sphere-shaped Soviet spacecraft Luna 1 became the first spacecraft to orbit the moon.

Neil Armstrong himself mailed the Indian medias to congratulate the success on this occassion.

Dr.A.P.J.Abdul kalam, Mr.Kasturi Rangan, P.M. Manmohan Singh, President Pratibha Patil and all the Indians congratulated the team for its nice effort to take this project on a green success.

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  1. ashok
    October 22, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    congrats for acheving the great job

  2. vishal
    October 22, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    what an achivement…….a beautiful page in the history of India and ISRO…….
    congrats……..its a celebration time………

  3. dilavar singh
    October 23, 2008 at 2:16 am

    cong.we are prode that we are indian will become world power.

  4. Kishore Kumar
    November 5, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    cong.ISRO A Really Memorable Movement to India , We Wish More Achivements should come across from ISRO,

  5. swati
    December 26, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    i am proud of my country.

  6. Ram Ratan Singh
    May 16, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    The country is achieving new heights in space technology and that very great for this country. Hume apne desh pe garv hai

  7. i'm proud of my india
    September 15, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    really our indian scientists worked very hard

  8. September 15, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    really india is a great

  9. viresh
    April 11, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    wonderful!

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