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India's Chandrayaan Blasts Off To The Moon!

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posted on Nov, 7 2008 @ 04:22 AM
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Originally posted by sentinel2107

Originally posted by zorgon
ACH of course your wrong
EVERYONE knows there is a "Dark Side"
Oh wait... that would be the Force... Dark Side of the Force ...

As to the Moon there is NO DARK SIDE...

You had almost made my heart skip a beat there, putting into question my "astronomical" skills, till I came upon the second and the third lines.


I'm not surprised! Zorg's writing skills are like the Borgs in Star Trek!!
I'm quite used to it by now!!


Cheers!


[edit on 7-11-2008 by mikesingh]




posted on Nov, 7 2008 @ 08:51 AM
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Excerpt from the article:
International cooperation will be the norm (Interview with G. Madhavan Nair, ISRO Chairman)


INTERVIEWER: You have a good equation with Mike Griffin, NASA’s chief administrator. There have been several international projects, such as the Large Hadron Collider, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor and Chandrayaan-1, with several countries participating in them. NASA has announced that it will establish a base on the moon by 2024. Will NASA invite India for cooperating in setting up such a base?

NAIR: As far as planetary explorations are concerned, we have a good equation with NASA, the ESA, the Russian Space Agency, and so on. I, for one, strongly believe that international cooperation will be the norm for the future. Definitely, we are in touch with NASA as far as their plans for a base on the moon is concerned. We will not get such an opportunity [again].


Good Equations! Hmmm....



posted on Nov, 7 2008 @ 02:52 PM
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The craft goes into lunar orbit tomorrow and I for one am starting to get a little excited.

With the vast panoply of high-tech wizardry that thing is bristling with, it's... well... I was about to say it would put a lot of arguments to bed... but if someone has published a book on the matter in the past 500 years it will never go away on this forum regardless of the evidence provided.




[edit on 7-11-2008 by cogburn]



posted on Nov, 7 2008 @ 09:10 PM
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Today (8th Nov) is the D-day. The Lunar Capture is due. This is exciting!


Wonder when the good/bad news start trickling in. Not first from the late-kate ISRO website, I am sure.


Excerpts from Article in The Hindu --> Crucial Chandrayaan manoeuvre today


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To enable the satellite to be completely captured by the moon, and thereby make the earth’s gravity irrelevant, the satellite would have to be slowed down. And this important operation will be performed when it is about 500 km from the moon, above the lunar north-pole. This is expected to occur around 1730 hrs on Saturday. At this point, the satellite’s orientation will actually be earth-facing. Also, significantly, the orbit will no longer be a closed elliptic one; it becomes an open hyperbolic one. So, if velocity reduction is not achieved at the designated time, the satellite will escape from moon’s gravity and be irretrievably lost in space. Thus, this operation is extremely crucial.
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... A little before the satellite approaches the lunar north-pole, its orientation will be turned around to ensure that its new orientation is exactly opposite to its velocity vector. The firing of the retro-rockets is expected between 1730 hrs and 1800 hrs. Within an hour, one will know if the manoeuvre has been successful.

Once completed, the orientation will be maintained such that the solar panel continuously faces the sun to generate maximum power. It will be similarly turned around every time a velocity reduction operation is to be performed. Four more velocity reduction operations are required to be carried out, twice at perilune and twice at apolune, to bring it into final pole-to-pole circular orbit of 100 km radius. The satellite will attain its final orbit on November 15.



posted on Nov, 7 2008 @ 09:17 PM
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Another article from The Times of India: Chandrayaan to enter tricky lunar orbit today

Excerpts from the article:


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According to space experts, LOI is not without danger because it means traversing through an area in which the gravitational forces of the earth and moon nearly cancel each other out. Consequently, even a small deviation could send the spacecraft into a crash course towards the moon or earth — or on a path leading into deep space. Experts recall that about 30% of unmanned moon missions of US and the former Soviet Union failed during an LOI.
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posted on Nov, 7 2008 @ 09:59 PM
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Hmmm...! So I'm not far off the mark when I mentioned that they are probably all in it together - I mean the revelations of possible anomalies on the Moon. What would they do? Simple. Brush them out! Darn!!


But remember, the consequences could be horrendous if any anomalies pointing to the existence of any form of life, past or present is put on public display.

More on the affects here...The Horrific Consequences Of Disclosure. And It’s Not Going To Happen Just Yet!

Cheers!



posted on Nov, 7 2008 @ 10:52 PM
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Originally posted by mikesingh
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And Sentinel, you put up a very valid point regarding the images. B/W or color? ...


From what I gathered after snooping around the Internet, it seems that colour stereo images for 3D mapping is possible from Candrayaan's Terrain Mapping camera, but the resolution will be drastically reduced. The B/W stereo image gives the maximum resolution.

[edit on 7/11/2008 by sentinel2107]



posted on Nov, 7 2008 @ 11:10 PM
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Originally posted by sentinel2107
You had almost made my heart skip a beat there, calling to question my "astronomical" skills, till I came upon the second and the third lines.



need to keep the Adrenilin flowing... so you know your alive


Thanks for the red spots thought... I was thinking it needed a 'this spot faces earth at all times' inclusion



posted on Nov, 8 2008 @ 05:31 AM
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"The lunar orbit insertion (LOI) will start around 5 p.m. and last around 800 seconds," ISRO spokesperson S Satish told PTI here.


which is right about NOW!!

Lets hope for the best!



posted on Nov, 8 2008 @ 05:53 AM
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BREAKING NEWS! MOON MISSION DECLARED A SUCCESS!

Chandrayaan-1 successfully enters Moon orbit. CONGRATULATIONS!!


Details coming in..

Cheers!



posted on Nov, 8 2008 @ 05:56 AM
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WOW!!
That took off my shivers finally. GOOD JOB ISRO!!


Edited to add Link to news: IBN Live


[edit on 8/11/2008 by sentinel2107]



posted on Nov, 8 2008 @ 06:06 AM
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Check out this dorky headline:



Chandrayaan enters lunar orbit
8 Nov 2008, 1715 hrs IST, TIMESOFINDIA.COM
Chandrayaan-1 has entered the lunar orbit successfully. The spacecraft will last around 800 seconds in 7,500km x 500km elliptical orbit around the moon.

This is real conspiracy stuff!
What will happen to Chandrayaan after 800 seconds? Who/what will shoot it down?


[edit on 8/11/2008 by sentinel2107]



posted on Nov, 8 2008 @ 06:47 AM
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It is done. Chandrayaan-I is successfully put into lunar orbit.

Chandrayaan-1 Successfully Enters Lunar Orbit



Chandrayaan-1, India’s first unmanned spacecraft mission to moon, entered lunar orbit today (November 8, 2008). This is the first time that an Indian built spacecraft has broken away from the Earth’s gravitational field and reached the moon. This historic event occurred following the firing of Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft’s liquid engine at 16:51 IST for a duration of 817 seconds. The highly complex ‘lunar orbit insertion manoeuvre’ was performed from Chandrayaan-1 Spacecraft Control Centre of ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network at Bangalore.



posted on Nov, 8 2008 @ 09:21 AM
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Originally posted by sentinel2107

Image source: www.hinduonnet.com...


The "initial lunar orbit" achieved, as opposed to targeted 7,500km x 500km, is 7,502km x 504km.


That's a stunning first attempt!!


[edit on 8/11/2008 by sentinel2107]



posted on Nov, 8 2008 @ 05:31 PM
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OK you know how much I respect you guys so don't take this personally.


1st off the website is a disgrace and very uninformative, and has nice little gifs of cartoon rockets going around cartoon earth and cartoon moon.

2nd the earth pics were in B&W ..... WHAT THE FUDGE !!!??!!?!!!?

3rd there is no live cam feed ...

4th there are no pictures of the moon that look like they were not taken from a telescope you can buy off ebay.

and NOW there are still no pictures of the lunar surface (yet)...and I am making a claim that what we do get to see is some s-h-i-t-t-y 150kb single picture of this MASSIVE EVENT!

This Indian Space mission is just another NASA (NAZI) in disguise.

wZn

[edit on 8-11-2008 by watchZEITGEISTnow]



posted on Nov, 8 2008 @ 06:06 PM
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Congratulations to India and all our Indian ATS'ers, this is a notable achievement


I expect to see some very useful scientific data from this mission.

There are a lot of things we still do not know about our closest neighbor.



posted on Nov, 8 2008 @ 06:15 PM
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Originally posted by watchZEITGEISTnow
4th there are no pictures of the moon that look like they were not taken from a telescope you can buy off ebay.

and NOW there are still no pictures of the lunar surface (yet)...and I am making a claim that what we do get to see is some s-h-i-t-t-y 150kb single picture of this MASSIVE EVENT!
If you had taken some time to read what was posted, you would see that the probe is still far from the Moon's surface, it has only just switched from an Earth orbit to a Moon orbit, too far for good photos.

Wait, patience is a virtue (or so they say).



posted on Nov, 8 2008 @ 08:30 PM
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I have a lot of patience ArMaP...


But errmmm can you show me just exactly how the orbits of Chang-e1 and Kaguya/Selene interact with the new probe from India?

Surely the first two are still up their? I would love to see a fix on their current location...

I mean they ARE up there yes? We DO have independent confirmation that they are still transmitting data?




posted on Nov, 8 2008 @ 09:28 PM
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I feel both the Chang-e1 and Kaguya/Selene are either lost in the depths of space or scattered on the Moon's surface! What have we seen so far from them? A couple of images that suck!! And the Chang-e1 that sent a lone pic of the Moon was allegedly taken by Apollo 15! Jeeez!!


Has anyone ANY idea where those probes are and what the dickens they are up to?



posted on Nov, 8 2008 @ 09:39 PM
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Originally posted by watchZEITGEISTnow
1st off the website is a disgrace and very uninformative, and has nice little gifs of cartoon rockets going around cartoon earth and cartoon moon.

Agreed! Isn't it surprising that India which is supposed to be a super power in info tech, can put up such a shoddy web site? But then ISRO is a government deptt after all!!!



2nd the earth pics were in B&W ..... WHAT THE FUDGE !!!??!!?!!!?

Yes. The TMC functions in the panchromatic spectrum, but as sentinel had mentioned, an image in color would mean less res.


and NOW there are still no pictures of the lunar surface (yet)...and I am making a claim that what we do get to see is some s-h-i-t-t-y 150kb single picture of this MASSIVE EVENT!

Patience is a virtue that even I lack! baahhhh!!



[edit on 8-11-2008 by mikesingh]



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