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ISRO promises the moon for NASA

May 09, 2006 13:53 IST

Indian Space Research Organisation and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the US on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the inclusion of two US scientific instruments on board India's mission to the Moon 'Chandrayaan-1'.

ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair and NASA Administrator Michael Griffin at the ISRO Satellite Centre signed the MoU in Bangalore.

The two instruments are Mini Synthetic Aperture Radar developed by Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University and funded by NASA and Moon Minerology Napper jointly built by Brown University and Jet Propulsion Laboratory of NASA.

The US instruments were selected on the basis of merits of 16 firm proposals from all over the world received in response to ISRO's announcement of opportunity, ISRO said.

'Chandrayaan-1', scheduled for 2007-2008, is India's first unmanned scientific mission to the Moon.

The main objective of Mini FAR is to detect water in the permanently shadowed areas of Lunar-Polar region while that of Napper is characterisation and mapping of minerals on the lunar surface.



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Sub: Wish you all the Best

I wish all the best for my coutry in going for this venture. Lets land in Success


Posted by Suresh Narasimha





Sub: Best Wishes!

All the very Best to India in the current project and also in its future endeavours


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Sub: Indian

Pround to be Indians.. as always


Posted by Khader





Sub: best wishes

it would be a fantastic achievement if completed succesfully,so wishing all the best to isro who has made us proud.


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Sub: All the Best for Team ISRO

All the best for Team ISRO. They have did exceptionally well till now and let them do it again.


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