Chandrayaan-1, India's first lunar orbiter mission will be launched 22 October 2008 at 00:50 UTC (and 06:20 IST) from Sriharikota, India. Chandrayaan I (Sanskrit: चंद्रयान-1, lit: Lunar Craft), is an unmanned lunar exploration mission by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). The spacecraft will be launched by a modified version of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle.|
The remote sensing satellite will weigh 1304 kg (590 kg initial orbit mass and 504 kg dry mass) and carry high resolution remote sensing equipment for visible, near infrared, soft and hard X-ray frequencies. Over a two-year period, it is intended to survey the lunar surface to produce a complete map of its chemical characteristics and 3-dimensional topography. The polar regions are of special interest, as they might contain water ice.
It is, indeed, a glorious chapter in the history of Indian space research project. For further details, please go to:
Reply #43. Oct 22 08, 2:30 PM
I've just read on teletext that Joan Jett's 1982 cover of "Do you want to touch me?" is going to be used on an American advert for Hewlett-Packard. As Gary Glitter wrote the song, he will pocket all the royalties, estimated at £100,000. |
Reply #44. Oct 29 08, 9:54 AM
The ad is now playing here almost non-stop. It is the only relief we have from the political ads. Seems to be working too because the only thing my 12yr old has asked for this Christmas is the H-P touch screen computer.|
Reply #45. Oct 29 08, 11:46 AM
WOOT ELECTION RESULTS ARE COMING In!|
McCain won Kentucky and Obama won Vermont!
Can someone like make a thread on world about the election? Or is it not allowed? Because this election impacts the WORLD! SOMEONE MAKE A THREAD ABOUT ELECTION!
Reply #47. Nov 04 08, 7:00 PM
Deep breaths DJ.|
There will most likely not be anything certain regarding the election until the morning hours.
You have about 8 hours before anything definitive will most likely be said.
If at the very least, once they declare a winner, not as much reason to keep watching the coverage.
Reply #48. Nov 04 08, 7:30 PM
Not much point writing an election thread now as it'll be over tomorrow.|
I already asked elsewhere how they are allowed to give results in the east while the west is still voting, but while I'm here there's twice as much chance of an answer now.
Reply #49. Nov 04 08, 7:47 PM
They go by counts that are in, how the areas who haven't been counted voted in the last presidential election and the primaries. They use exit polls to some degree.|
At times they go back on their predictions as more counties votes come in.
There is always the classic newspaper headlines which said Dewey won the Presidential election, when Truman was the winner.
Reply #50. Nov 04 08, 7:56 PM
Just another day for me, no news from my part of the world.|
Reply #51. Nov 05 08, 8:24 AM
I think something momentous happened in the world today, but as we are not allowed to speak about it, will just say hip hip horray for the US of A.|
Reply #52. Nov 05 08, 8:26 AM
That it did, and it will be interesting to see where this new change takes us :)|
Reply #53. Nov 05 08, 9:06 AM
Just another day here, but I am curious what will be said a year from now...|
Reply #54. Nov 05 08, 9:26 AM
I think it's wonderful. |
Reply #55. Nov 05 08, 10:06 AM
Yup, life goes on with very little happening around the world worth discussing. Had heard that North America had lots of people involved in a quite important development not only for them but also for the world in general, but as said nothing worthy of serious adult discussion here.|
It’s bonfire night in the U.K, so we will be wasting millions of pounds and polluting the atmosphere over the next few days with fireworks…
what credit crunch ?
Reply #56. Nov 05 08, 10:15 AM
Those just distract from the cocoon I wrap myself in.
I just lap up what the media serves me.
Reply #57. Nov 05 08, 10:19 AM
November 4, 2008 qualifies as one of those world-changing moments in time. The people of the US voted in their first non-Caucasian president, and there was dancing in the streets all around the world.|
I couldn't believe my eyes when the CBC showed the crowds gathered in Toronto's Dundas Square to celebrate Obama's victory. Canadians never celebrate their own national elections with such fervour. Usually we only turn out in such numbers for the winners of the Grey Cup, the Stanley Cup or when the Canadian team wins the World Hockey Championship!
Reply #58. Nov 05 08, 10:29 AM
Nothing much happening here, but it is a beautiful day.|
Reply #59. Nov 05 08, 10:32 AM
Ahh Bx, the media, what a wonderful (sometimes unbelievable) medium in a world full of mediocre blah and the dumbing down of individual points of view.|
Am sure your cocoon will protect you from whatever happens tomorrow too. Try not to think too loudly though, someone might be listening.
Reply #60. Nov 05 08, 10:35 AM
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