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Chandrayaan 1, India's First Lunar Probe
Phil Stooke
post Oct 9 2008, 02:13 PM
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Nice!

I understand the Impact Probe is targeted for Malapert Mountain - this might only be a provisional target, and there may be others. If we have any Indian members who can say more, it would be nice to hear from them. There will be images during the descent, but not full video. Nevertheless there should be a good close look at the surface before the end.

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post Oct 9 2008, 04:23 PM
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While looking around for Chandrayaan-1 information recently I stumbled across this site, which seems to be enthusiast-maintained. They have a forum -- might be a good place to ask such questions. The site's in English but presumably the people making the site can read the Hindi-language websites and newspapers.

http://www.chandrayaan-i.com/

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post Oct 10 2008, 10:34 AM
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Yay - cleared for public release smile.gif


http://dougellison.com/c1xs/c1xs_edited_h264_small.mov 9.3 meg small version
http://dougellison.com/c1xs/c1xs_edited_MP4.mp4 - 50 meg 720p High Def MP4 version

A press release will probably follow, along with the movies going up on the RAL C1XS website.


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post Oct 11 2008, 03:49 AM
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I, for one, really appreciate that ...YAY


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post Oct 14 2008, 11:18 AM
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http://www.sstd.rl.ac.uk/C1xs/C1_Launch.htm.

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C1XS Team Launch Animations To celebrate the launch event the C1XS team proudly present an animation visualizing the Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft in transit from the Earth to the Moon and the C1XS instrument conducting lunar science.

Versions of the animation are available to download:

High Definition MOV : http://www.dougellison.com/c1xs/c1xs_edited_h264.mov
High Definition MP4: http://www.dougellison.com/c1xs/c1xs_edited_MP4.mp4
Standard Definition MOV : http://www.dougellison.com/c1xs/c1xs_edited_h264_small.mov
iPod/iPhone version: http://www.dougellison.com/c1xs/c1xs_edited_ipod.m4v

These animations were commissioned by RAL (STFC) and kindly produced by Doug Ellison http://www.dougellison.com/ who made the animations in gratis to help promote British involvement in space science. The C1XS team are grateful for all his efforts.

The movies were produced using CAD and photographs of the Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft and the C1XS instrument. For more details or for further information please contact Doug Ellison at http://www.dougellison.com/

These animations are available to be used by the press - please credit Doug Ellison/RAL.


Just added some details here : http://www.dougellison.com/?p=30
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post Oct 14 2008, 11:36 AM
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Nice!

The Moon Impact Probe has now been targeted for the rim of Shackleton crater, according to an article in The Hindu online. There should be images on the way down. This will happen after entry into orbit, in mid-November.

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post Oct 18 2008, 07:30 PM
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Wahayyy

http://www.astronomynow.com/081016UKcamera...eyetheMoon.html smile.gif

I'll be going to the live launch event at RAL near Oxford on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning next week smile.gif

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post Oct 20 2008, 07:07 AM
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Photo Gallary of CHANDRAYAAN-1
http://www.isro.gov.in/pslv-c11/photos/index.htm
Chandrayaan-1 Live Webcast 22nd Oct 2008 0550-0650 Hrs(IST) ?


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post Oct 20 2008, 12:23 PM
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More info about India's Moon Mission.
http://www.rediff.com/news/moonmission08.html
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post Oct 20 2008, 12:30 PM
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The lunar spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 is scheduled to blast off aboard an Indian-built rocket at 6:20am IST (0050 GMT) on Wednesday from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in southern Tamil Nadu state.
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post Oct 20 2008, 12:35 PM
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There is book written by Pallava Bagla titled "Destination Moon" which has all the information about Chandrayaan.
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post Oct 20 2008, 01:01 PM
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On a lighter note..

To keep the odds in their favor, some scientists make pilgrimages to the famous Venkateswara temple in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, with a small bronze replica of the payload. The model is sprinkled with holy water and placed in front of an idol of Vishnu to be blessed for success.

"Once you are airborne there is not time to make changes," said Rajeev Lochan, assistant science secretary of ISRO. "Maybe it helps to have the divine in your corner."

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post Oct 20 2008, 01:18 PM
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India is getting ready with Deep Space Network too...for future missions to comets/asteroids/mars.

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ISRO recently established a 32-meter diameter antenna at Byalalu near Bangalore for providing tracking and command support for Chandrayaan-I.

The antenna and associated systems are the first steps in building the Indian Deep Space Network (IDSN), that is vital for facilitating a two-way radio communication link between the spacecraft and the earth.

The DSN-32 project will provide ISRO the capability to handle deep space missions besides allowing it to extend cross-support to similar missions by other nations because of its inter-operable features, world standards specifications and state-of-the-art capabilities.
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post Oct 20 2008, 01:51 PM
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http://www.ibnlive.com/videos/76250/10_200...it-for-you.html

Bits of my anim in there (wooot!) and video of the spacecraft before LV integration.

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post Oct 21 2008, 01:09 AM
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QUOTE (Bhas_From_India @ Oct 20 2008, 08:18 AM) *
India is getting ready with Deep Space Network too...for future missions to comets/asteroids/mars.

Hello,
First, I am thankful to find this thread of forum with wealth of information, but I was not able to find some specific questions.
Would you be kind to let us know?

  1. There is only one DSN in Bangalore? Then, if it is so, Bangalore will only be able to track on it only for less than 14 days.
  2. Is the launch orbit path from the Earth is on the Equatorial path toward to Moon?
  3. Will Chandrayaan 1 enter on Polar orbit of Moon?


Many thanks
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