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#1 2012-12-17 21:22:57

bobunf
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Indian Mission to Mars

India plans to send a spacecraft to Mars in a giant leap forward for science and technology in the country.  Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the unmanned spacecraft will enter orbit around the planet and collect scientific information.

He announced the 4.5 billion rupee ($82 million) mission during a speech marking the 65th anniversary of India's independence from British rule.  "This spaceship to Mars will be a huge step for us in the area of science and technology," he said.  The spacecraft is to be launched in November 2013 on a frequently used rocket developed by the Indian Space Research Organization. 

India has had an active space program since the 1960s. Since the 1970s it has launched scores of satellites for itself and for nearly two dozen other countries.

In 2008, India successfully sent a probe to the moon that detected evidence of water on the lunar surface for the first time. India is also planning a rover mission to the moon and is awaiting budgetary approval for a manned space mission.

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#2 2012-12-18 17:42:04

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Re: Indian Mission to Mars

Good for India.  It would be quite an impressive technological feat for them to successfully send a probe to do orbital science of Mars.  Is there any information on what sensors, imaging abilities, etc. whatever probe they send will have?


-Josh

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#3 2020-07-28 06:55:35

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Re: Indian Mission to Mars

Here is an update that generally fits in this topic ...

It is good to see the collaboration between educational institutions and NASA via their educational support affiliates.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/school-girls … 56329.html

Another aspect of the discovery reported is that the asteroid is near Mars at the time of discovery. 

That is another indication that resources that would be helpful for settlement of Mars are moving around the Solar System, and they occasionally come near Mars.

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#4 2020-08-15 06:19:51

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Re: Indian Mission to Mars

tahanson43206 wrote:

Here is an update that generally fits in this topic ...

It is good to see the collaboration between educational institutions and NASA via their educational support affiliates.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/school-girls … 56329.html

Another aspect of the discovery reported is that the asteroid is near Mars at the time of discovery. 

That is another indication that resources that would be helpful for settlement of Mars are moving around the Solar System, and they occasionally come near Mars.

(th)

Wow, thanks for the update. As for the collaboration, a very good  move I must say.I came across this...

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#5 2020-08-15 07:10:35

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Re: Indian Mission to Mars

For juliusbarry re #3 and #4

This note is to acknowledge your updates.  Will have to come back later with more time to study the link you provided.

Edit#1: For juliusbarry .... are you a sales person for the diesel manufacturer in the UK?

I see nothing about the link you provided that has anything to do with the Indian Mission to Mars.

Please reply within a day or two.

Posts that are not related to the topic can be moved or deleted.

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Last edited by tahanson43206 (2020-08-15 08:47:13)

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#6 2020-08-15 09:25:22

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Re: Indian Mission to Mars

juliusbarry, the company link is spamming when it does not provide information pertinent to the topic.

It may be relative to a topic we have going, otherwise its not allowed.

adapted post made http://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=9238

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#7 2020-08-16 06:51:44

tahanson43206
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Re: Indian Mission to Mars

Call for participation ...

The Indian Mission to Mars topic deserves at least one "full time" correspondent.

This is in opportunity for a forum reader from India to help to update this topic with news of the progress of the Indian space program, and specifically their initiatives to explore and eventually create a sustainable settlement on Mars.

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#8 2020-08-16 09:02:46

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Re: Indian Mission to Mars

The US has been partnered with India for many satellite launches and could in time perform human launch.
You are correct with a call for other international forum recruiting and membership just the same as Mars Society.

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#9 2020-08-16 10:07:50

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Re: Indian Mission to Mars

For SpaceNut ...

Thanks for the reminder that the Mars Society (which generously funds this forum) may have members from India.

It is possible the new forum that Mr. Burk created to serve Mars Society members might be willing to consider posting an invitation to help with posting on this (elder relative) forum.

I haven't been over there since the forum started.  This forum seems more than able to consume any free time I might have in a given day. Some posts (by kbd512, GW Johnson and RobertDyck) overwhelm my (somewhat limited) bandwidth.

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#10 2020-08-16 15:38:51

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Sorry.  Did not mean to overwhelm anybody or anything.

GW


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#11 2020-08-16 16:09:38

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tahanson43206, you need to remember we are all not experts but have life's experiences that we are bringing to the table and in fact some of us are just armchair engineers.

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