Chandrayaan 1 on Twitter

This article originally appeared on my blog http://pradx.wordpress.com. I recovered the post using Wayback Machine. I tried tweeting as Chandrayaan1 on Twitter. Please do look at the feed and share your thoughts. I should have organised this a bit much more and announced it before the launch. But its never too late. This is the unofficialContinue reading “Chandrayaan 1 on Twitter”

How can youth be more proactive in helping shape our space programme?

This article originally appeared on my blog http://pradx.wordpress.com. I recovered the post using Wayback Machine. Bijal Thakore, recently on the Planetary Society board, asked people: How can youth be more proactive in helping shape our space programs? This is not really an exact reply to that question but is a first general hit in that direction. Let’sContinue reading “How can youth be more proactive in helping shape our space programme?”

Chandrayaan 1 countdown begins

This article originally appeared on my blog http://pradx.wordpress.com. I recovered the post using Wayback Machine. After what is termed as a “dress rehersal” yesterday night succeeded, Chandrayaan-1’s countdown should have started up today morning. I think what they are referring to as a dress rehersal is going through all the steps of the launch right up toContinue reading “Chandrayaan 1 countdown begins”

People behind Chandrayaan-1

On Chandrayaan I’s coverage on NDTV there are exclusive interviews with the scientists and technicians who have made the various online instruments on board Chandrayaan I. Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai – He’s the Project Director of Chandrayaan I. There was a small note about him in the Times of India. He said designing Chandrayaan 1 was likeContinue reading “People behind Chandrayaan-1”

Impact of Space Debris, 50 Years after Space Age

Building and launching satellites is all fun. But, after it has surpassed its usefulness it basically stays there in orbit. There are a few things that can be done to ensure that satellites are de-orbited after use. India’s own space debris policy was presented in a paper in the Current Science Magazine. India is a memberContinue reading “Impact of Space Debris, 50 Years after Space Age”

Celebrate World Space Week

Note: I wrote this on my earlier blog hosted as https://pradx.wordpress.com. I recovered the text from the WayBack Machine. This post appeared on October 4, 2008 as per the permalink. I’m trying to collect here again all my old writings spread on various blogs. Want to celebrate world space week? 1. Learn about your country’sContinue reading “Celebrate World Space Week”

imagiLOGUES – Day 2

Note: I wrote this on my earlier blog hosted as https://pradx.wordpress.com. I recovered the text from the WayBack Machine. This post appeared on October 1, 2008 as per the permalink. I’m trying to collect here again all my old writings spread on various blogs. It’s been a long day. I was walking around in theContinue reading “imagiLOGUES – Day 2”