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Fraser
2009-Sep-01, 03:40 PM
After giving up on re-establishing contact with the Chandrayaan-1 lunar orbiter, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Chairman G. Madhavan Nair announced the space agency hopes to launch its first mission to Mars sometime between 2013 and 2015. Nair said the termination of Chandrayaan-1, although sad, is not a setback and India will move ahead [...]

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sanman
2009-Sep-01, 11:28 PM
Well, the bulk of the science for that mission had been completed, and at least lessons will be taken from this mission to avoid similar failures on future missions.

I'd love to see India go to Mars, and even deploy a landing probe there, more sophisticated than the impactor probe released by Chandrayaan-1 to hit the Moon's surface. I want to see India deploy some kind of balloon which could carry an instrument package to survey the Martian terrain close up.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/NEWS/India/Mars-mission-still-on-track-Isro/articleshow/4957125.cms

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/isro-to-launch-mars-mission-by-2013/509448/

http://www.popsci.com/military-aviation-amp-space/article/2009-08/look-out-mars-indias-gonna-get-ya?page=

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/19295/mission-mars-next-decade.html

http://www.domain-b.com/aero/space/spacemissions/20090812_chandrayaan_1_oneView.html

sanman
2009-Sep-01, 11:47 PM
Here's the latest:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSqn2bPQ-IQ

http://www.dailytech.com/Indias+Moon+Mission+Fails+One+Primary+Objective+Bu t+Still+a+Big+Success/article16133.htm