Sunday, November 09, 2008

Chandrayaan – Embracing the Moon!

Historical day for India and for Bangaluru, the mission to Moon is a great success. Certainly a feather in the cap for the city from where this mission is managed by Indian scientists…
Sending a constant stream of data from 45 km away was the Indian Deep Space Network at Byalalu, where two dish antennae —18 m and 32 m — have been tracking Chandrayaan’s every move since its launch on October 22. The spacecraft is now orbiting at an elliptical orbit that passes over the polar regions of the Moon. The nearest point of this orbit (periselene) lies at a distance of about 500 km from the moon’s surface while the farthest point (aposelene) lies at about 7,500 km. In the next few days the height of Chandrayaan’s orbit will be brought down to 100 km above the Moon’s surface
.Reports Hindu….


Kate Sun Nov 09, 11:40:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Congratulations to India! I also noticed some news re. Obama in your paper.

Priyanka Khot Sun Nov 09, 12:41:00 PM GMT+5:30  


Its nice to be so close to the moon.