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India plans space mission to send a satellite to Mars
« on: August 05, 2012, 05:20:42 PM »

India plans space mission to send a satellite to Mars
Reuters | Aug 3, 2012, 07.58PM IST

NEW DELHI: India plans to send a satellite via an unmanned spacecraft to orbit Mars next year, joining a small group of nations already exploring the red planet, a government scientist said on Friday.

A rocket will blast off from the southeastern coast of India, dropping the satellite into deep space, which will then travel onto Mars to achieve orbit, the senior scientist said, asking not to be named because the project is awaiting final approval.

A spokesman for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) based in the southern city of Bangalore would not confirm the mission, but commented generally on the ambitions of India's space programme.

"After the Moon, worldwide attention is now focused on finding out if there (are) habitable spots on Mars," ISRO's Deviprasad Karnik said.

ISRO scientists expect the satellite to orbit at less than 100 km (62 miles) above Mars.

India's federal cabinet is expected soon to clear the mission, according to media reports this week that said the programme will cost about $80 million.

The plan has drawn criticism in a country suffering from high levels of malnutrition and power shortages. But India has long argued that technology developed in its space programme has practical applications to everyday life.

India's space exploration programme began in 1962. Four years ago, its Chandrayaan satellite found evidence of water on the moon. India is now looking at landing a wheeled rover on the Moon in 2014.

Separately, the United States expects to land NASA's $2.5 billion Mars Science Laboratory vehicle at 1:31 a.m. EDT on Monday (0431 GMT) next to a mountain that may harbour life-friendly environments.

Last year, a Chinese Russian probe failed in a bid to send a satellite to Mars.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/India-plans-space-mission-to-send-a-satellite-to-Mars/articleshow/15341739.cms
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Re: India plans space mission to send a satellite to Mars
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2012, 05:08:24 PM »

From what I have been informed the recently retired Ganguly is expected to be on that satellite to Mars.
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Re: India plans space mission to send a satellite to Mars
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2012, 03:33:35 PM »

From what I have been informed the recently retired Ganguly is expected to be on that satellite to Mars.


butlered by CP ofcourse....................

how nice to see that CP understands, how we need to include Ganguly in the discussion just to keep the DG going!  :notworthy:
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Re: India plans space mission to send a satellite to Mars
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2012, 03:41:35 PM »

From what I have been informed the recently retired Ganguly is expected to be on that satellite to Mars.


butlered by CP ofcourse....................

how nice to see that CP understands, how we need to include Ganguly in the discussion just to keep the DG going!  :notworthy:

Yes, I did tell the maharaja that there would be a butler on the shuttle. He bought it too. I also sold him the Taj Mahal and the Brooklyn bridge (and thats why it was closed last week)
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