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Quote from http://www.isro.org/

"Chandrayaan-1 Live Webcast 22nd Oct 2008 0550 - 0650 Hrs (IST) [00:20 - 01:20 UTC - anik]"

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Some photos from Shriharikota

Very nice pictures!
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A Glimpse of Chandrayaan-1: 
 India's First Mission to Moon

http://www.isro.org/pslv-c11/brochure/index.htm
 

This would be a lot nicer if the images were scanned properly
e.g.  http://www.isro.org/pslv-c11/brochure/images/image57.jpg


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RELEASE: 08-263

NASA RETURNS TO THE MOON WITH INSTRUMENTS ON INDIAN SPACECRAFT

WASHINGTON -- Two NASA instruments to map the lunar surface will
launch on India's maiden moon voyage. The Moon Mineralogy Mapper will
assess mineral resources, and the Miniature Synthetic Aperture Radar,
or Mini-SAR, will map the polar regions and look for ice deposits.
The Indian Space Research Organization, or ISRO, is scheduled to
launch its robotic Chandrayaan-1 on Oct. 22 from Sriharikota, India.

Data from the two instruments will contribute to NASA's increased
understanding of the lunar environment as it implements the nation's
space exploration policy, which calls for robotic and human missions
to the moon.

"The opportunity to fly NASA instruments on Chandrayaan-1 undoubtedly
will lead to important scientific discoveries," NASA Administrator
Michael Griffin said. "This exciting collaboration represents an
important next step in what we hope to be a long and mutually
beneficial relationship with India in future civil space
exploration."

The Moon Mineralogy Mapper is a state-of-the-art imaging spectrometer
that will provide the first map of the entire lunar surface at high
spatial and spectral resolution, revealing the minerals that make up
the moon's surface. Scientists will use this information to answer
questions about the moon's origin and geological development, as well
as the evolution of terrestrial planets in the early solar system.
The map also may be used by astronauts to locate resources, possibly
including water, that can support exploration of the moon and beyond.


The Mini-SAR is a small imaging radar that will map the permanently
shadowed lunar polar regions, including large areas never visible
from Earth. The Mini-SAR data will be used to determine the location
and distribution of water ice deposits on the moon. Data from the
instrument will help scientists learn about the history and nature of
objects hitting the moon, and the processes that throw material from
the outer solar system into the inner planets.

The spacecraft also will carry four instruments and a small lunar
impactor provided by ISRO, and four instruments from Europe. ISRO
will launch the vehicle into a lunar polar orbit for a two-year
mission.

In addition to the two science instruments, NASA will provide space
communications support to Chandrayaan-1. The primary location for the
NASA ground tracking station will be at the Johns Hopkins University
Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md.

For more information about Chandrayaan-1, visit:
http://www.isro.org/Chandrayaan


For more information about the Moon Mineralogy Mapper, visit:
http://m3.jpl.nasa.gov   

For more information about the Mini-SAR, visit:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/Mini-RF/main/index.html

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PSLV-C11 with Chandrayaan 1 sitting on the launch Pad.
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Very nice program explaining the Chandrayaan-1 mission...

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Some photos from Shriharikota

Very nice pictures!


I second that; looks like a nice scale model rocket project!
Dave, NAR # 21853 SR.

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Chandrayaan-1 processing...

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They're making a big deal out of mining for He3. Thought that had been played down of late.

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Live from the pad...

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Re: He3 mining

Er it's always been played down once you get into it. I suppose there are just so few other things that could be construed to be valuable enough to mine on the moon.
« Last Edit: 10/21/2008 11:48 PM by nacnud »

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Just a note of interest: NASA TV will broadcast this launch live starting at 8:30 pm Eastern time.
"For Sardines, space is no problem!"
-1996 Astronaut class slogan

"We're rolling in the wrong direction but for the right reasons"
-USA engineer about the rollback of Discovery prior to the STS-114 Return To Flight mission

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Just a note of interest: NASA TV will broadcast this launch live starting at 8:30 pm Eastern time.

Thanks for that note because my connection is playing with me again!...

Online Chris Bergin

Good news about the NASA TV webcast Dave. The previous option wasn't all that great.

The launch vehicle is a PSLV-XL, right?

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