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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

New video of Moon pictures from Chandrayaan

After a relatively long period of silence, ISRO has released new pictures and a video of the pictures taken by Chandrayaan-1.





Use IE to watch the video!

Thank you ISRO for these excellent images!!!

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Chandrayaan-1 faces overheating problem!

Local newspapers are reporting that the payloads onboard Chandrayaan-1 are getting upto 10° hotter than expected. "Isro is trying to cool the devices and stable opeartions are not possible until the maximum temperature is brought down." the chairman of ISRO, Madhavan Nair, said in a press conference.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Indian Navy destroys pirate ship

The Indian warship INS Tabar has set a pirate ship on fire, when fired upon by the pirates. The pirate infected Gulf of Aden has seen a surge in hijacking of commercial ships in recent months. The Indian government sent the naval ship to the Gulf of Aden, after a Japanese ship with Indian crew was hijacked. Until yesterday's incident, INS Tabar had successfully defended two ships against hijack attempts.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Video of Moon images released by ISRO

ISRO has released another set of images, taken by the Terrain Mapping Camera of Chandrayaan-1, as a movie.










Here's the direct link to the movie: mms://msrv2.wstream.net/isro_archive/TMC01.wmv
The link to ISRO's site containing the movie: http://www.isro.gov.in/pslv-c11/videos/tmc.htm (Note: Use Internet Explorer to view the movie).

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Good quality video of Chandrayaan - 1 launch!

For all of you, who got disappointed by the pathetic coverage of the CY-1 launch by DD, here's a good quality video. Enjoy!!!

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Friday, November 14, 2008

Moon Impact Probe sends back images!!!

Another milestone in Chandrayaan-1's journey to the Moon completed successfully.

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Saturday, November 08, 2008

Breaking News: Chandrayaan-1 enters lunar orbit

CNN-IBN is reporting that Chandrayaan-1 has started orbitting the moon with a perigee of around 500 kms. Congrats ISRO, congrats India!!!
chandrayaan enters lunar orbit

Update: ISRO has confirmed the successful lunar orbit insertion.

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Friday, November 07, 2008

Chandrayaan-1 takes Moon's pictures!

Chandrayaan-1, India's Moon orbiter, has taken pictures of Moon using its terrain mapping camera (TMC).

Here's a pic of Moon taken by 'our baby'.
Moon photo by Chandrayaan-1

The scientists and engineers of ISRO deserve all credits for the spectacular success of Chandrayaan. I am even more delightd to see Chandryaan aproaching Moon, because one of my classmates was involved in the project. Congrats ISRO!!!

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