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ISRO loses contact with Chandrayaan-I

30. August 2009


ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) has lost contact with India’s first moon mission, the Chandrayaan-I. With that India’s first moon mission has come to a premature end. Chandrayaan was launched on 22 October 2008 using a PSLV. Chandrayaan-I was carrying 11 scientific instruments on board, among which, 6 were foreign. It was expected to send […]

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2008: A Space Odyssey

22. October 2008


WOW! I have never felt so much pride in being an Indian while writing a post. The feeling I have is shared by millions of Indians around the globe. India’s maiden mission to the moon, Chandrayaan-I was launched successfully from Srijarikota today. The PSLV-C11 rocket was fired at exactly 0622 IST (0052 UTC). Chandrayaan was […]

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Chandrayaan-I : India’s flight into the space

21. October 2008


The day is here. Years of hard work is about to pay off. India is all set to launch its first ever unmanned moon mission tomorrow. Chandrayaan-I will be launched tomorrow, i.e. 22 October 2008 at 0620 hrs IST (0050 hrs GMT) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. The probe will be set on […]

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MIT solves 100-year-old engineering problem

26. September 2008


Scientists working at MIT have done it yet again. They are claiming to have cracked a 100 year old engineering problem. As a car accelerates up and down a hill then slows to follow a hairpin turn, the airflow around it cannot keep up and detaches from the vehicle. This aerodynamic separation creates additional drag […]

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Large Hadron Collider (LHC), taking science to the next level

9. September 2008


The day has finally arrived. Scientists will make the first attempt to circulate the first beam in the LHC or Large Hadron Collider tomorrow. European Organization for Nuclear Research (formerly known as Conseil EuropĂ©en pour la Recherche NuclĂ©aire) or CERN had earlier announced the start-up date for this most ambitious scientific research project ever to […]

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