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Chandrayaan-2: India To Go For It Alone , Russia Opts Out Of Jv

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  1. AccessDenied

    AccessDenied Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Chandrayaan-2: India To Go For It Alone , Russia Opts Out Of Jv


    India has decided to go it alone in its second lunar mission, the Chandrayaan-2, which was originally proposed as an Indo-Russian venture.

    This was disclosed here on Monday by S.V.S. Murty of the Planetary Exploration Group of the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), an institution under the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) here.

    Dr. Murty was speaking on India’s lunar and Mars missions at the ongoing workshop on exoplanets at the laboratory.

    According to an agreement signed on November 12, 2007 between ISRO and Roskosmos, the Russian Federal Space Agency, ISRO had the primary responsibility to provide both the orbiter and the rover, while Roskosmos was to design and build the lander for this combined orbiter-rover-lander mission.

    However, following the failure in December 2011 of Roskosmos’ Phobos-Grunt mission, there was a delay in the construction of the Russian lander.

    The mission had a lander to return soil sample from the Martian satellite Phobos. This resulted in a complete review of technical aspects connected with the Phobos-Grunt mission, which were also used in the lunar projects such as the lander for Chandrayaan-2.

    Due to this, as well as financial problems, the Russian agency apparently expressed its inability provide the lander to meet even the revised time frame of 2015 for the Chandrayaan-2 launch.

    Dr. Murty stated that the cancellation of the Russian lander also meant that mission profile had to be marginally changed.

    The design of the indigenous lander and the preliminary configuration study was completed by the Space Applications Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad, he said.

    Chandrayaan-2 will have five primary payloads on the orbiter, two of which will be improvements on instruments that were onboard Chandrayaan-1.

    In addition, the rover too will carry two additional instruments. Chandrayaan-2 will be launched by a GSLV powered by an indigenous cryogenic engine.

    However, PRL director Jitendra Goswami clarified that this did not mean that the Indo-Russian collaboration on planetary exploration had ended. Since Chandrayaan-2 was intended to be Roskosmos’ Luna-Glob moon exploration programme, the Russian agency may join hands with ISRO in any of its lunar missions, Dr. Murty said.

    Source: Chandrayaan-2: India to go it alone , Russia opts out of Jv | idrw.org
     
  2. Skull and Bones

    Skull and Bones Doctor Death Staff Member MODERATOR

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    Good, technology is already validated. Nothing can hold us back now in space exploration.
     
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    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    Nice !!!

    ISRO is much better than DRDO :troll:
     
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    neil_diablos Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    Expect severe delays!
     
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    AccessDenied Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    That's what I'm afraid of.:achmed:
     
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    they same doing with mig-29,ins Vikramaditya and now..... they want frandship or .....??????.....
     
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    Gessler BANNED BANNED

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    We need to go it alone. That'll show the world what we're capable of.

    We need to build and launch a Mars rover like Curiosity that AA likes to boast about.
     
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    all in due course of time :yes:
     
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    GSLV powered by an indigenous
    cryogenic engine. is a big challenge
    i hope isro will make us proud once again
     
  10. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    ISRO has had it fair share of failure
    still comparatively it is more successful
    than Russian, US or EU space agencies.

    ISRO will most certainly make us proud
     
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    absolutely.......without russki help there will be many technological hurdles to be crossed n your own.....
     
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    Chandrayaan 2 will be Indo-Russia mission: ISRO lab director - The Economic Times

    AHMEDABAD: India's second lunar mission will be undertaken with Russian participation though it has got delayed, a top official of an ISRO lab said today amidst reports that 'Chandrayaan 2' will be a solo mission.

    Chandrayaan 2, an Indo-Russian joint project, is going ahead but it has got delayed, Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) Director J N Goswami said here.

    Ahmedabad-based PRL is part of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

    "The Indo-Russian mission is going ahead. The project has got delayed. Currently, we are whole-heartedly working for the Mars project scheduled for November. The moon mission, for the time being, has got delayed," Goswami told PTI.

    Roskomos, Russia's space agency, and ISRO had signed an agreement on November 12, 2007. Under the pact, Roskomos had assumed the vital responsibility of providing both the orbiter and the rover, while its Indian counterpart was to design and build the lander for the ambitious mission.

    "The failure of Roskosmos Phobos-Grunt mission (in December 2011) has, for the time-being, delayed the moon mission," he said, adding the construction of lander for the combined mission has been delayed.

    Chandrayaan 2 will have five primary payloads on the orbiter, two of which will be improvements on instruments that were onboard Chandrayaan 1, launched in October, 2008.

    Also, the rover will carry two additional instruments. Chandrayaan 2, originally scheduled in 2015, will be launched by a GSLV-powered by an indigenous cryogenic engine.

    Reports had appeared in a section of media quoting a scientist of PRL S V S Murty as saying India will go it alone in the Chandrayaan 2 mission. Despite repeated efforts, he was not available for comments on the issue.

    PRL is involved in designing indigenous payloads for Chandrayaan 2.
     
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