Chandrayan-1 moon mission

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Re: Chandrayan-1 mission launched succesfully

Postby shynee » 14 Nov 2008 19:56

Where is the link ?

Nitesh wrote:It is hurling towards moon to paint the tiranga. Congratulations to ISRO.

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Postby Nitesh » 14 Nov 2008 19:58

shynee wrote:Where is the link ?

Nitesh wrote:It is hurling towards moon to paint the tiranga. Congratulations to ISRO.

I am watching CNN IBN live buddy

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Postby SaiK » 14 Nov 2008 19:59

Acharya, thanks. Any 3D projects of the moon, that is egg shape?

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Postby Amber G. » 14 Nov 2008 20:00

S^2 - Thanks, I understand that. (BTW - Oblateness of earth is one which causes precession of moon's orbit (with a time period of about 18 years) - ( (I learned that when I learned about rahu and ketu :) )

I also understand situation is different for moon, but my point was..
Moon also has "oblateness" (though less than earth) and day period (whether it is 24 ours of 27 days) is really not relevant as you sun's motion is almost the same (as for earth) (1 deg/day) - or you need precession period of 1 year, and I see no reason why one can't achieve that if I am allowed to choose my own inclination of the orbit and some similar things..

Of course, most likely, perturbations due to nearby earth would contribute more to precession ..

Of course, I don't know why one would even want a sun-syn. orbit on moon (day on the moon is very long already etc...) but.. too many references to sun-syn here made me curious...

Thanks agian.

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Postby Nitesh » 14 Nov 2008 20:03

ok guys now tiranga is on moon. iSRO has done it.

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Postby SaiK » 14 Nov 2008 20:05

thanks nitesh for the news!. we shall wait for the first video presentation from isro.

jai hind!

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http://ibnlive.in.com/news/india-touche ... 79-11.html

India touches the moon, MIP crashlands

^^ Absolute tense-less writing in this article.
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Postby prao » 14 Nov 2008 20:11

Wonderful wonderful achievement :D Congratulations ISRO! India and Indians the World Over are proud of you!

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Postby Vivek K » 14 Nov 2008 20:17

Great Job! Would the MIP have sent video back?

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Postby SaiK » 14 Nov 2008 20:17

5000 years ago, the early Indians had written in one of the prinicpal “trysts”, the Rig Veda that “O Moon! We should be able to know you through our intellect. You enlighten us through the right path.” Today, Chandrayaan has set out on this right path.


तवं सोम पर चिकितो मनीषा तवं रजिष्ठमनु नेषि पन्थाम |
Tvam Soma para chikito manisha. Tvam rajishtamanu neshi panthaam.
Rig Veda (Hymn 91)


Give us the H3 , now!~ we shall en-lighten our future (homes).

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Postby Amber G. » 14 Nov 2008 20:21

SSSalvi and others - thanks.

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Postby Nitesh » 14 Nov 2008 20:26

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Chan ... 714245.cms

Chandrayaan-I Impact Probe lands on moon
14 Nov 2008, 2035 hrs IST, AGENCIES

MUMBAI: The Indian tricolour marked its presence on the moon on Friday night after having flown 3,86,000km from the earth. The timing of this
proud moment had been specially designed to coincide with Children's Day.

The United States, the former Soviet Union and the European Space Agency comprising 17 countries already have their flags on the moon.

The Indian tricolour is painted on all sides of the 29-kg Moon Impact Probe which is attached to the main orbiting spacecraft, Chandrayaan-1, which was launched on October 22.

The inclusion of the MIP as part of the Chandrayaan mission came at the suggestion of former President A P J Abdul Kalam, a former rocket scientist, during the International Lunar Exploration Working Group conference held at Udaipur in November 2004.

The Indian tricolour had been hoisted on Mount Everest and Antarctica. And now it is on the moon.

The flight of the MIP on Friday is a forerunner to the second Indian moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, which will carry a Russian rover and a lander slated for lift-off between 2010 and 2012.

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Postby SaiK » 14 Nov 2008 20:28

its getting near to change the title of this thread to "Mission Chandrayan-1".

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Postby symontk » 14 Nov 2008 20:31

Congrats to all Indian scientists for MIP lander. India is the 4th nation to land in Moon.

Also remembering Nehru, Indira Gandhi for their forethoughts on Indian space programme.

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Postby SSridhar » 14 Nov 2008 20:35

Just heard on NDTV

Picture will be released tomorrow.

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Postby prao » 14 Nov 2008 20:35

At least now I hope the events up to the landing (crashing?) of the MIP will be made clear. Main uestions in my mind:

Was the MIP completely destroyed upon reaching the Lunar surface?

Did any rocket fire anytime before touchdown to slow down the descent?

Did it continue transmitting after touching the Lunar surface?

All available information has been maddeningly unclear about these things. There's some hints that it would not break up like the following in China's National Magazine Frontline:

When the MIP crashes, the video camera will take pictures of the dust that is kicked up and radio them to the mother-spacecraft, which will relay it to the Indian Space Science Data Centre at Byalalu near Bangalore. The MIP’s images will help decide where Chandrayaan-2’s lander-cum-rover can soft-land on the moon.

ISRO Chairman G. Madhavan Nair said: “The mass spectrometer is basically a particle analyser. The dust coming out on impact will be picked up by it, and if you get a sweep, you will again get a mineral composition on that. But the whole event is very short-lived. You have to keep your fingers crossed till you get the data.”

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Postby Sri » 14 Nov 2008 20:47

GREAT GOING GUYS!!! Congratulations ISRO... YOU MAKE US PROUD...

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Postby prashanth » 14 Nov 2008 20:48

And, Dr.Kalam 's got a nice gift. Great job ISRO. You have made India proud. :D
Waiting eagerly for the video. :P

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Postby Shalav » 14 Nov 2008 21:02

Please read my post, and many (including some scientists) make mistake here, but the figure has NO "corkscrew" or even "waves" as you pointed out. The orbit at every point is convex. (This is true, of course for earth/moon system , and not any general orbiting body)


Did not mention anything about waves, just the corkscrew orbit.

However, be that as it may, locally, the Moons orbit does seem to corkscrew around the Earths orbit of the Sun. How that orbit looks from the the sun is immaterial. It is a complex orbit locally, and twice year it is occluded during lunar eclipses.

Hence there are 2 observations

a. The orbit is a complex orbit - ie it is not a simple planar orbit - this is what I thought we were discussing.


b. That makes a sun-sync. orbit difficult if not impossible.

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Postby Victor » 14 Nov 2008 21:03

Woo hoo! :D Congrats ISRO!

From this link posted above by SaiK:
The 35-kilo payload crash-landed on the lunar surface at around 2030 hrs IST. The MIP has started sending its first signals to the satellite.

and
Closer to the surface, rockets were fired to slow down its speed and soften impact.


This may be ddm reporting but it is possible that MIP has survived and that was the intent, otherwise why fire rockets to slow it down just before a crash?

What I hope to see:

* video from seperation to touchdown (20-30 minutes)
* signals after touchdown
* video and/or photos after touchdown if the camera & transmitter survived

Even a 2-second firing of the retro rockets would translate to a huge braking effect on the moon's surface, probably greater than a 12-second firing on Earth.

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Postby sumishi » 14 Nov 2008 21:10

Damn!! I am late for the party. CHEERS everyone!! :D :D
Jeez!! ISRO is becoming so damn predictable!! :P

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Postby Singha » 14 Nov 2008 21:11

long after her batteries are exhausted and contact lost with the orbiter...
... there on the cold black surface she shall lie in eternity...looking out over the vast seas of tranquility to the blue Mother Planet.

she will observe the end of man. and perhaps the rise of new reptilian or arachnid overlords.

aeons later, when the age of life is long gone from the solar system, when our sun mother is but a dying shadow of her youthful power, some passing super-civilization-wayferers who have mastered the laws of space, energy and time might pick it up and know that we were once there. buried within the package in deeply radiation shielded core they will find the complete genetic code of earthly species as is known today.

their science will do the rest and fill in the holes we know not today. Mankind will live again! we shall not go quietly into the night...like a resuscitated flower the flame of Indic dharma shall spread quietly across the galaxies again...

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Postby prao » 14 Nov 2008 21:13

Victor wrote:Woo hoo! :D Congrats ISRO!

From this link posted above by SaiK:
The 35-kilo payload crash-landed on the lunar surface at around 2030 hrs IST. The MIP has started sending its first signals to the satellite.

and
Closer to the surface, rockets were fired to slow down its speed and soften impact.


This may be ddm reporting but it is possible that MIP has survived and that was the intent, otherwise why fire rockets to slow it down just before a crash?

What I hope to see:

* video from seperation to touchdown (20-30 minutes)
* signals after touchdown
* video and/or photos after touchdown if the camera & transmitter survived

Even a 2-second firing of the retro rockets would translate to a huge braking effect on the moon's surface, probably greater than a 12-second firing on Earth.


Problem with Indian newsreports that are not direct quotes of the authority on the subject (particularly scientific subjects) is that they do not take the trouble to check their facts and probably do not even understand them. It is tragic :( . ISRO has not mentioned retro rockets anywhere. There are thrusters for despinning the MIP but everything else is as clear as mud. So I'd take this IBN report with a huge dose of salt.

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Postby shiv » 14 Nov 2008 21:15

Singha wrote:long after her batteries are exhausted and contact lost with the orbiter...
... there on the cold black surface she shall lie in eternity...looking out over the vast seas of tranquility to the blue Mother Planet.

she will observe the end of man. and perhaps the rise of new reptilian or arachnid overlords.

aeons later, when the age of life is long gone from the solar system, when our sun mother is but a dying shadow of her youthful power, some passing super-civilization-wayferers who have mastered the laws of space, energy and time might pick it up and know that we were once there. buried within the package in deeply radiation shielded core they will find the complete genetic code of earthly species as is known today.

their science will do the rest and fill in the holes we know not today. Mankind will live again! we shall not go quietly into the night...like a resuscitated flower the flame of Indic dharma shall spread quietly across the galaxies again...


Naah - some Indian on a settlement on the moon will use it as a rock to wash his clothes on because he will not believe in washing machines.

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Postby Ranvijay » 14 Nov 2008 21:16

the rise of new reptilian or arachnid overlords.


That line ruined what would have been a nice read :P.

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Postby Singha » 14 Nov 2008 21:18

change is inevitable. no civilization or life form has a permanent hold on the top of food chain.

but not to worry, we will all either be dead or eaten before someone occupies our peak and we are going to fight every step of the way down. :mrgreen:

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Postby Victor » 14 Nov 2008 21:23

Link to AFP article. Note absence of the word "crash". Let's hope this is not a translation of a translation.
Indian probe lands on moon

18 minutes ago

BANGALORE, India (AFP) — An Indian probe landed on the moon on Friday, the Indian Space Research Organisation announced, in a milestone for the country's 45-year-old space programme.

The probe touched down on the moon at 8:34pm (1504 GMT), 25 minutes after it was ejected from an unmanned spacecraft orbitting the moon, a spokesman said.

The probe carrying three instruments and with the Indian flag painted on its outer panes settled in a crater in the moon's south pole, spokesman S. Satish said.

"During its descent from Chandrayaan-1 an onboard video camera transmitted lunar pictures to the ISRO command centre," Satish said in the southern Indian city of Bangalore where the national space agency is headquartered.

Scientists monitoring the probe cheered as ISRO chairman Madhavan Nair announced the success of the country's first lunar mission, which began on October 22 when a rocket transported Chandrayaan-1 into space.

India started its space programme in 1963, developing its own satellites and launch vehicles to reduce dependence on overseas agencies.

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Postby sumishi » 14 Nov 2008 21:33

Singha wrote:long after her batteries are exhausted and contact lost with the orbiter...
... there on the cold black surface she shall lie in eternity...looking out over the vast seas of tranquility to the blue Mother Planet.

she will observe the end of man. and perhaps the rise of new reptilian or arachnid overlords.

aeons later, when the age of life is long gone from the solar system, when our sun mother is but a dying shadow of her youthful power, some passing super-civilization-wayferers who have mastered the laws of space, energy and time might pick it up and know that we were once there. buried within the package in deeply radiation shielded core they will find the complete genetic code of earthly species as is known today.

their science will do the rest and fill in the holes we know not today. Mankind will live again! we shall not go quietly into the night...like a resuscitated flower the flame of Indic dharma shall spread quietly across the galaxies again...


Is that an abridged lift from one of the writings of one of the famous SF authors, or is it your creation? If the former, a good and timely flowery elucidation of the significance of the moment. If the latter, I salute you. :)

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Postby SaiK » 14 Nov 2008 21:35

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/We_have_given_moon_to_India_ISRO_chief/articleshow/3714620.cms
The MIP withstood the impact of a hardlanding after it hit the lunar surface.


8)

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Postby Rahul M » 14 Nov 2008 21:39

congrats on a job well done ISRO !

as an aside, sumishi, singha ji is wasted in it-vity stuff, he has a way with words that would make most envious. check the scenarios archive if you haven't done so already.

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Postby SaiK » 14 Nov 2008 21:42

Waiting!...
Image

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Postby ramana » 14 Nov 2008 21:50

Congratualtions everyone. Now Bana's Kadambari has come true. Finally an Indian object made it to the moon.

GD, that was excellent writing. I wish you do that more often.

Sumishi, Off-course its his own. GD doesnt copy others. BTW, he had two other incarnations before its handle- Guru Dronacharya and Rudra Singha. he dropped the Rudra to help the forum page format. I refer to him by his first avatar- GD.

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Postby Raja Bose » 14 Nov 2008 22:02

Tale of Three Presidents: Kalam's vision led to the MIP landing on the moon, Bush's vision led to US landing in the Iraq quagmire and Musharraf's vision led to Pakistan landing in the trash heap of the world. :twisted:

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Postby SSSalvi » 14 Nov 2008 22:09

ISRO website was Updated on November 14, 2008 8:45 PM

A line is displayed about MIP ... at last!!!!

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Postby Bade » 14 Nov 2008 22:09

Congratulations ISRO and a humble thank you for the hard work of every engineer and scientist involved in the mission planning and execution. This is no mean achievement.

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Postby vdutta » 14 Nov 2008 22:14

SSSalvi wrote:ISRO website was Updated on November 14, 2008 8:45 PM

A line is displayed about MIP ... at last!!!!


Congrats to all Indians . We will tell our grand kids stories of living in the time when the space voyage started.

btw I dont think isro is doing as well job in maintaining their website. they need to revamp it completely and have a better and faster news section.

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Postby Bade » 14 Nov 2008 22:20

Indian Lunar Probe Starts Remote Sensing Of Moon
India's first lunar probe entered its final polar orbit around the Moon late on Wednesday and has now begun remote sensing of the surface, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said on Thursday.

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Postby disha » 14 Nov 2008 22:31

Congratulations India and ISRO!!!!

ISRO has made us proud. India is the 3rd nation to land a probe on moon!

Why is it a 3rd nation? Of course first are FSU and the United States. ESA is a space agency and not a nation, neither the European Union can currently be called a "nation" - it is a loose confederate of political entities. Japan's Hiten was crash landed on Moon to salvage a failed operation, it did *not* land a probe on moon with a precise stated objective at a chosen location.

And since we have arrived, no need of being namby-pamby about our achievements. We stated we will land MIP on Moon and we did it.

My only wish, they should have taken a snapshot of Chandrayaan on a buffalo cart moving forwards for rocket mating. In fact, my wish is all future antariksh yaatris should have a symbolic buffalo cart ride!

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Postby Rahul M » 14 Nov 2008 22:38

btw, NDTV's pallav baghla reported that MIP missed the shackleton crater in south pole that was apparently the target.

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Postby clay » 14 Nov 2008 22:40

Hats off to ISRO on this great achievement and congratulations all around.
While watching NDTV saw a news scroll mention that the MIP from the CY-1 is the first moon probe to land on a lunar pole. How significant is this? Does it require any higher degree of navigation or precision? I understand it was done to check for any ice/water at the moon's pole.

Thanks in advance for your replies.

Regds, Clay

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Postby Prem » 14 Nov 2008 22:42

ramana wrote:Congratualtions everyone. Now Bana's Kadambari has come true. Finally an Indian object made it to the moon.

GD, that was excellent writing. I wish you do that more often.

Sumishi, Off-course its his own. GD doesnt copy others. BTW, he had two other incarnations before its handle- Guru Dronacharya and Rudra Singha. he dropped the Rudra to help the forum page format. I refer to him by his first avatar- GD.


Congratulations to all Bharatvanshis!!! It has been long journey from buying from Ford Aerospace to landing at Moon on our own . My friend tell me ISRO guys were working without calculators that time .
And guys , lets not forget we are soul, always pure and eternal and believe in reincarnation , not necessary on this Earth or planetry system.We shall exist even after the Creation die. :D


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