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posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 08:17 AM
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India loses Moon satellite links

All communication links with the only Indian satellite orbiting the Moon have been lost, India's space agency says.

Radio contact with the Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft was lost abruptly early on Saturday, said India's Bangalore-based Space Research Organization (Isro).


news.bbc.co.uk...

NOTE to mods, sorry I messed up the original text so it's not in the usual BAN format, sorry again, C&Paste error!

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posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 08:17 AM
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This is what happens when you try to explore the moon on the cheap!

Like the British attempt to send a probe to Mars with Beagle 2.

Better to spend a large budget and get the data you need and a completed mission. Than to do it on the cheap and lose contact with your hardware!

Then again (put on foil hat), maybe countries like India just aren't meant to find out the truth about the moon!

news.bbc.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 08:34 AM
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I wonder if India has asked the US to try to make contact with it.

Yes, the US has much better equipment and much more experience with this sort of thing.

OR

They might ask Russia for the same, assuming Russia or the US would be willing to help them.



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 09:45 AM
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Sounds like an Sci-Fi movie: 'Sir, SIR, we've lost contact with our Moon orbiter'.. The Com say : 'ohh my, here we go' ..


This could be intresting to hear the excuse on ..



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 10:18 AM
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OR...the haven't lost contact.

They're just lying.



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 10:31 AM
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You make a grand assumption there. Done on the cheap? How so?

Or is this a veiled stab at anyone "non-American" who has the audacity to go into space without US help? Obviously, without American help, everyone is boned..



Maybe it just got hit by a micrometeor, or a Solar radiation, or maybe those pesky Aliens shot it down? To assume this is just down to "doing it on the cheap" is silly.

From your link:


Powered by a single solar panel generating about 700 watts, the Isro probe carries five Indian-built instruments and six constructed in other countries, including the US, Britain and Germany.


Seems it was done with others and although it only cost £45 million, this is alot of money in India and will buy you alot.

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posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 10:50 AM
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Originally posted by stumason
reply to post by kiwifoot
 


You make a grand assumption there. Done on the cheap? How so?

Or is this a veiled stab at anyone "non-American" who has the audacity to go into space without US help? Obviously, without American help, everyone is boned..



Maybe it just got hit by a micrometeor, or a Solar radiation, or maybe those pesky Aliens shot it down? To assume this is just down to "doing it on the cheap" is silly.

From your link:


Powered by a single solar panel generating about 700 watts, the Isro probe carries five Indian-built instruments and six constructed in other countries, including the US, Britain and Germany.


Seems it was done with others and although it only cost £45 million, this is alot of money in India and will buy you alot.

[edit on 29/8/09 by stumason]


No my friend, not a dig at them at all!

And yes it's built internationally, and costs £45 million, but the recent LRO mission had a budget of $583 million, so yes it's safe to say they did it on the cheap.

I'm just of the opinion that if you're going to do something, do it right, and spend that bit extra to make sure it works! It wouldn't have mattered if NASA themselves had made this probe, the budget was so small the mission always ran the risk of a malfunction, as do even the high budget missions, but the cheap ones, more so.

Oh and you don't have to tell me how much £53 million would buy over there! I lived there for 6 years (Madras, now Chennai, Tamil Nadu) and am well aware of the poverty.

Edit to add that I agree with you in that it could have been anything though, but it always seems the poorly funded missions that come undone!



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posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 10:59 AM
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Since India's space program is in its infant years, i fail to see any tragedy in this. First Soviet and US satellites were also pretty cheap , no reason to send a lot of expensive stuff up while there is no general experience in operating satellites.
Mistakes are natural. I am sure that Indian space program will evolve and more expensive toys would be sent up there. They have their own space race with China after all.



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 11:03 AM
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Originally posted by ZeroKnowledge
Since India's space program is in its infant years, i fail to see any tragedy in this. First Soviet and US satellites were also pretty cheap , no reason to send a lot of expensive stuff up while there is no general experience in operating satellites.
Mistakes are natural. I am sure that Indian space program will evolve and more expensive toys would be sent up there. They have their own space race with China after all.


Something we agree on.


And like a previous poster said, you may be able to buy close to the same amount of materials and labor in India for that price as you would with NASA's price on American parts and labor.



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 12:12 PM
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Something we agree on

End of time is really here then.

Two people with opposing view on one situation openly agree on something else.
And is not 2012 yet. We are all doomed, i tell you. Doomed.



posted on Aug, 30 2009 @ 02:17 PM
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Guys.. don't dig on India , you guys must have known how US bit her own fingers during 1957, 1968 and in 1986 space launch compare to US this not a failure. It is just a beginning.


and for the other guys who really want Know about Indian space program
please read through it.
[url=http://]http://books.google.co.in/books?id=V-Z0kfqPHy8C&pg=RA1-PA144&lpg=RA1-PA144&dq=india's+space+legacy&source=bl&ots=sWOrqksdqm&sig=waDRiEB7 5gXdpzhV18tZfS1TgLM&hl=en&ei=Ic6aSvucKJChkAXywLyrAg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1#v=onepage&q=india's%20space%20lega


[edit on 30-8-2009 by maverickk]

[edit on 30-8-2009 by maverickk]





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