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#26 2023-08-09 08:40:33

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The Chandrayaan3 spacecraft successfully underwent a planned orbit reduction maneuver. The retrofiring of engines brought it closer to the Moon's surface, now to 174 km x 1437 km.

https:/twitter.com/chandrayaan_3/status/1689192543479644160

Chandrayaan-3 just 1,437 km away from moon

https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/scien … 175582.ece

India’s Moon Lander/Rover Mission: Next Steps

https://twitter.com/marsboy/status/1688200068237508608

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#27 2023-08-14 19:00:22

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PSLV-C57/Aditya-L1 Mission:
Aditya-L1, the first space-based Indian observatory to study the Sun, is getting ready for the launch.

https://twitter.com/isro/status/1690935417342967808

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#28 2023-08-16 15:40:29

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Today’s successful firing, needed for a short duration, has put Chandrayaan-3 into an orbit of 153 km x 163 km, as intended.
With this, the lunar bound maneuvres are completed.
https://twitter.com/isro/status/1691655268449603770
It’s time for preparations as the Propulsion Module and the Lander Module gear up for their separate journeys.
Separation of the Lander Module from the Propulsion Module is planned for August 17, 2023.

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#29 2023-08-19 17:40:08

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#30 2023-08-20 08:34:35

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Chandrayaan-3 Completes Final Lunar Orbital Move. Next Stop Moon

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/chandra … on-4312465

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#31 2023-08-21 14:43:32

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Chandrayaan-3 | ISRO releases images of the far side area of the moon
https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/scien … 218518.ece

Ahead of the scheduled landing of the Chandrayaan-3 Lander on the moon surface on August 23, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday released images of the far side of the lunar surface

“Here are the images of Lunar far side area captured by the Lander Hazard Detection and Avoidance Camera (LHDAC). This camera that assists in locating a safe landing area — without boulders or deep trenches — during the descent is developed by ISRO at SAC,” ISRO posted on social media platform X.

This will be their third satellite, the first Chandrayaan-1 studied the Moon for a while but was lost after difficulties.
NASA relocated the lost Indian satellite in 2016-2017
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/new-na … spacecraft
A member of the science advisory board of Chandrayaan-1 said that it is difficult to ascertain reasons for the loss of contact. ISRO said that due to very high radiation, power-supply units controlling both the computer systems on board failed, snapping the communication connectivity. However other info released said that the power supply supplied by MDI failed due to overheating.
https://web.archive.org/web/20090902100 … 910100.htm
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https://web.archive.org/web/20110811080 … ific-goals


I still do not know much about this current ISRO mission, some online talks suggests the Vikram style lander and Pragyan-2 ?? or Pragyan-III ? Rover will have a few Earth length days of sunlight on the Moon for experiments but then temperatures will drop during the long Lunar Night. The Russians expected to land before India but it has not landed robots successfully since the days of the old Soviet Union. Nuclear power is the fifth-largest source of electricity in India  but I do not believe it is flying nuclear power in space. India says Two-way communication between the two the Orbiting Satellite and Lander-Platform is established, if they achieve this Lander feat ISRO will have shown capability which Russia is no longer able to do. I will assume for now the Indian Satellite and Lander are both powered by the solar panels mounted on the sides.

ESA seems to say it will give ground station back up support to ISRO

https://twitter.com/esaoperations/statu … 1063551304

Chandrayaan-3 seems to be an improvement based on the previous missions which suffered a last second glitch, this current mission is already more successful, it seems confirmed from a number of India news media reports they expect the mission to have landed successfully by 23rd day of August 2023.

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#32 2023-08-24 06:12:23

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Indian rover begins exploring Moon's south pole

https://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Indi … e_999.html

Pragyan -- "Wisdom" in Sanskrit -- rolled out of the lander hours after the latest milestone in India's ambitious but cut-price space programme sparked huge celebrations across the country.

"Rover ramped down the lander and India took a walk on the moon!" the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Thursday.

The six-wheeled, solar-powered rover will amble around the relatively unmapped region and transmit images and scientific data over its two-week lifespan.

The successful touchdown of the Chandrayaan-3 ("Mooncraft-3") mission came just days after a Russian lander crashed in the same region.

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#33 2023-08-29 06:19:33

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Mars_B4_Moon may have already posted about this, but if so, I missed it ...

I saw a news video yesterday or over the weekend, in which Prime Minister Modi announced that India will not join an existing space station consortium, but will instead build it's own space station.

If anyone in the active membership finds further detail about this, please add it to this topic.

This is a bid to achieve superpower status, and I think that the ambition just might be achievable.

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#34 2023-09-05 08:21:32

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Footage from moon shows Indian lunar lander successfully 'hopping'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuIES6gJf0k

Chandrayaan-3: Isro puts India's Moon lander and rover in 'sleep mode'
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-66704451

tahanson43206 wrote:

If anyone in the active membership finds further detail about this, please add it to this topic.


an old article said the station intended to be built 5–7 years after the conclusion of the Gaganyaan program

https://web.archive.org/web/20190804044 … 775360.cms

Planned to be launched in 2030, the Corona virus hit India and so it was further postponed to 2035 due to delays led by technical issues related with the Gaganyaan crewed spaceflight mission and the COVID-19 pandemic

https://www.hindustantimes.com/science/ … 87541.html

Some reports say the space station may weigh up to 20 tons

There is also the political idea that Brics vs Artemis might exist although Russia lost its Moon mission and Russia leadership in space science now seems much weaker

'Do The Artemis Accords Have A New Competitor?'

Shri Vinay Kwatra, India’s Foreign Secretary: “With regard to the BRICS space consortium, second question, also cooperation in space. Look, there is already a BRICS Remote Sensing Satellite Constellation which was established by BRICS during India’s chairmanship. Space is a domain in which we have been very forward leaning in offering our capacities in a cooperative framework with other countries. So, for example, India has SAARC satellite which we built essentially for the South Asian Association of Regional Countries. BRICS, as I said, BRICS Remote Sensing Satellite Constellation and the Space Exploration Consortium that we have proposed will essentially take that as a base layer and build on it. Now, obviously, for any such concept to be successful, it has to address the priorities which each of the BRICS countries would have. ”

“So, the relevant working groups of the BRICS which would deal with this would look into this aspect, identify its elements and the space of cooperation in space, in the field of space or space in the field of space is actually so extensive. It’s so, I would say, productive in terms of how we integrate the capacities in the space with our own economic endeavors. This can be a very, very promising area of cooperation and something in which, as I said, India has always been forward leaning in terms of offering its capacities.” — Transcript of Special Briefing by Foreign Secretary on Prime Minister’s visit to South Africa and Greece

https://nasawatch.com/artemis/does-the- … ompetitor/

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#35 2023-09-24 08:26:40

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Fears for India’s Chandrayaan-3 Moon mission as lander and rover fail to wake up from sleep on ‘mysterious’ south pole
https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/24088287/ … l-contact/

Chandrayaan-3 the successful third mission in the Chandrayaan programme, the mission consists of a lunar lander named Vikram and a lunar rover named Pragyan

The European Space Tracking network (ESTRACK), operated by the European Space Agency (ESA), and Deep Space Network operated by Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) of NASA are supporting the mission.
https://web.archive.org/web/20230825040 … 216311.ece

Pragyan a Sanskrit word meaning 'wisdom' is a lunar rover that forms part of Chandrayaan-3

the India Rover finished all assignments and entered into a sleep mode in preparation for wake up
https://aninews.in/news/national/genera … 921122252/

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#36 2023-10-20 01:54:15

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India plans manned Moon mission, space station

https://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Indi … n_999.html

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#37 2023-10-21 04:39:41

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Gaganyaan: India launches test flight ahead of sending man into space

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-67166633

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#38 2023-11-07 12:28:50

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India Plans to Send Humans to the Moon by 2040

https://www.universetoday.com/164105/in … n-by-2040/

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#39 2023-11-25 17:54:50

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After Chandrayaan-3 success, ISRO to bring back Moon samples via Chandrayaan-4

https://www.businesstoday.in/visualstor … 24-11-2023

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#40 2023-12-09 12:34:41

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For its Final Trick, Chandrayaan-3 Brings its Propulsion Module to Earth Orbit

https://www.universetoday.com/164664/fo … rth-orbit/

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#41 2024-01-06 11:00:24

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India’s Aditya-L1 solar observatory enters orbit around Lagrange point

https://spacenews.com/indias-aditya-l1- … nge-point/

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#42 2024-03-01 07:05:42

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India targets uncrewed Gaganyaan orbital test mission in July, crewed flight in 2025

https://spacenews.com/india-targets-unc … t-in-2025/

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#43 2024-03-23 07:05:10

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ISRO chairman Somnath video interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFxXKnDPR9U

'Gaganyaan will not be a one-off show of strength but a prog for sustained human presence'
https://twitter.com/chethan_dash/status … 9257747853

"GSLV" rocket

NASA funded payloads inside facility of India, Before NISAR begins its Earth-observing mission, the spacecraft must prove it can withstand the harsh environment of space.
https://twitter.com/nasajpl/status/1724527001250517193
At an ISRO
facility in India, NISAR underwent 3 weeks of intensive thermal vacuum testing – and met all of its requirements!

ISRO Chairman S Somanath Chandrayaan-4 is and India’s Sun mission (Aditya-L1) to how many astronauts could go as part of the first Gaganyaan mission
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5DLYbWAIDw

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#44 2024-05-15 13:04:59

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Could they soon have a Mars Rover and if they continue growing more, or in the future a possible MSR?

ISRO’s Chandrayaan-4 to bring back Moon rocks and soil to Earth
https://www.india.com/video-gallery/isr … h-6929065/

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