India gears up for the Moon Mission 'Chandrayaan'

India gears up for the Moon Mission 'Chandrayaan' August 18, 2005


India is gearing up for its planned Moon mission ‘Chandrayaan’ two years from now, with top scientists from the country gathering in Hyderabad to discuss the design system of the 32-metre diameter deep space network ground station antenna for the mission.


"This antenna will serve as an important component system of the ground support and is currently being finalised at a meeting organised by ECIL and ISRO and top scientists from the field of space and technology," ECIL Chairman and Managing Director, GP Srivastava, told reporters in Hyderabad.



"The first of its kind antenna in the country will send signals to the moon mission, which will be four lakh kilometres above earth. The moon mission aims at filling information gap that exists about the geology and origin of the moon," Srivastava said.

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