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1. Chandrayaan-1 update

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:01:00 CDT 2012)

There is an article in the Telegraph of Calcutta giving some detailed updates on the status of India's first lunar orbiter, Chandrayaan-1. The article states that Chandrayaan-1 has passed its thermal vacuum tests. Thermal vacuum testin...

Description: Chandrayaan-1 update

2. Chandrayaan-1 lost

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 01:50:00 CDT 2012)

It appears Earth is down one spacecraft. According to numerous reports in Indian media, contact was lost with the lunar orbiter Chandrayaan-1 abruptly -- in the middle of a communications session with Earth -- at 1:30 Indian time on Fri...

Description: Chandrayaan-1 lost

3. Chandrayaan-1 launch was nominal

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:01:00 CDT 2012)

A very helpful person who's sitting in India and clearly has a better feed from the webcast than I do has reported that all went well with Chandrayaan-1's launch, and that it'll be "5.5 days" to reach the Moon. (I had previously heard e...

Description: Chandrayaan-1 launch was nominal

4. Chandrayaan-1 launch delayed to October

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:01:00 CDT 2012)

Just a brief launch date update: According to the Times of India, the Indian lunar orbiter Chandrayaan-1 will now not launch before the second week of October. The previously stated launch date was mid-September, so this is a one-month ...

Description: Chandrayaan-1 launch delayed to October

5. Chandrayaan-1's first picture of the Moon

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:00:00 CDT 2012)

Here is the first image taken by Chandrayaan-1 of the Moon, taken while it was still in Earth orbit on November 4. It's a bit underwhelming -- until you realize that the camera was designed to take photos of the Moon from a distance 3,0...

Description: Chandrayaan-1's first picture of the Moon

6. Chandrayaan-1 raises its orbit

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:01:00 CDT 2012)

Chandrayaan-1's journey to the Moon is going smoothly. A press release issued today by the Indian Space Research Organisation stated that Chandrayaan-1 has completed the first of many maneuvers that will transfer it to lunar orbit over ...

Description: Chandrayaan-1 raises its orbit

7. Watch the Chandrayaan-1 launch live on the Internet!

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:01:00 CDT 2012)

India's space agency, ISRO, has announced that they will be hosting a live webcast of the launch of Chandrayaan-1 lunar orbiter, beginning on October 22 at 05:50 Indian Standard Time, which is 00:20 UTC, or October 21 at 17:20 my time. ...

Description: Watch the Chandrayaan-1 launch live on the Internet!

8. A correction on the number of Chandrayaan-1 probe pictures

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:00:00 CDT 2012)

When the Chandrayaan-1 Moon Impact Probe descended to its crash on the Moon on November 14, it took many pictures on the way down. I repeated earlier a report issued by The Hindu that the probe captured 15,000 images, but I've now been ...

Description: A correction on the number of Chandrayaan-1 probe pictures

9. More images and data from Chandrayaan-1

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:00:00 CDT 2012)

Chandrayaan-1 has been in orbit at the Moon since November 8, and is steadily returning data from its science instruments. The "Images from Chandrayaan-1" page at the Indian Space Research Organisation has been updated a few times over ...

Description: More images and data from Chandrayaan-1

10. Chandrayaan-1 probe impact successful

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:00:00 CDT 2012)

Via The Hindu comes the news that Chandrayaan-1, having settled into its final 100-kilometer-altitude science orbit yesterday, successfully released and monitored the impact of its 35-kilogram Moon Impact Probe at 8:31 pm IST (15:01 UTC)...

Description: Chandrayaan-1 probe impact successful

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