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M.C.Dathan is an Indian space scientist and the Director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC). [1]

23 relations: Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Chandrayaan-1, Ezhava, Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, Government Engineering College, Thrissur, Government of India, India, Indian Space Research Organisation, Institution of Engineers (India), International Astronautical Federation, Kerala, Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre, Mars Orbiter Mission, Narayana Guru, Padma Shri, Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, Rocket propellant, Satellite Launch Vehicle, Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sree Narayana College, Varkala, Varkala, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre.

Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle

The Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle or Advanced Satellite Launch Vehicle, also known as ASLV, was a five-stage solid-fuel rocket developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to place 150 kg satellites into LEO.

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Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra

Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra is an engineering and technical institute of higher education located near Ranchi, in the state of Jharkhand, India.

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Chandrayaan-1 (चन्द्रयान-१,(lit: Moon vehicle) was India's first lunar probe. It was launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation in October 2008, and operated until August 2009. The mission included a lunar orbiter and an impactor. India launched the spacecraft using a PSLV-XL rocket, serial number C11, on 22 October 2008 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh, about 80 km north of Chennai, at 06:22 IST (00:52 UTC). Prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee announced the project on course in his Independence Day speech on 15 August 2003. The mission was a major boost to India's space program, as India researched and developed its own technology in order to explore the Moon. The vehicle was successfully inserted into lunar orbit on 8 November 2008. On 14 November 2008, the Moon Impact Probe separated from the Chandrayaan orbiter at 20:06 and struck the south pole in a controlled manner, making India the fourth country to place its flag on the Moon. The probe impacted near the crater Shackleton at 20:31 ejecting sub-surface soil that could be analysed for the presence of lunar water ice. The estimated cost for the project was. The remote sensing lunar satellite had a mass of at launch and in lunar orbit. It carried high resolution remote sensing equipment for visible, near infrared, and soft and hard X-ray frequencies. Over a two-year period, it was intended to survey the lunar surface to produce a complete map of its chemical characteristics and three-dimensional topography. The polar regions are of special interest as they might contain ice. The lunar mission carried five ISRO payloads and six payloads from other space agencies including NASA, ESA, and the Bulgarian Aerospace Agency, which were carried free of cost. After almost a year, the orbiter started suffering from several technical issues including failure of the star sensors and poor thermal shielding, Chandrayaan stopped sending radio signals at 01:30 IST on 29 August 2009 shortly after which, the ISRO officially declared the mission over. Chandrayaan operated for 312 days as opposed to the intended two years but the mission achieved 95% of its planned objectives. Among its many achievements, the greatest achievement was the discovery of the widespread presence of water molecules in the lunar soil.

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The Ezhavas are a community with origins in the region of India presently known as Kerala.

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Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle

GeoSynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (abbreviated as GSLV) is an expendable launch system operated by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

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Government Engineering College, Thrissur

The Government Engineering College Thrissur is an engineering college situated in Thrissur city of Kerala, India.

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Government of India

The Government of India (GoI), officially known as the Union Government and also known as the Central Government, was established by the Constitution of India, and is the governing authority of the union of 29 states and seven union territories, collectively called the Republic of India.

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India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia.

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Indian Space Research Organisation

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO,, Hindi pronunciation: Bhāratīya Antariksh Anusandhān Sangathan) is the space agency of the Indian government headquartered in the city of Bengaluru.

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Institution of Engineers (India)

The Institution of Engineers (India), 8 Gokhale Road, Kolkata (IEI) is the National organization of Engineers in India.

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International Astronautical Federation

The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) is an international space advocacy organisation based in Paris, and founded in 1951 as a non-governmental organization.

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Kerala, sometimes referred to in historical terms as Keralam, is a state in the south-west region of India on the Malabar coast.

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Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre

The Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC; द्रव नोदन प्रणाली केंद्र) is a research and development centre functioning under Indian Space Research Organisation.

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Mars Orbiter Mission

The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), also called Mangalyaan ("Mars-craft", from मंगल mangala, "Mars" and यान yāna, "craft, vehicle"), is a space probe orbiting Mars since 24 September 2014.

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Narayana Guru

Narayana Guru, also known as Sree Narayana Guru, was a social reformer of India.

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Padma Shri

Padma Shri (also Padmashree) is the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India, after the Bharat Ratna, the Padma Vibhushan and the Padma Bhushan.

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Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle

The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, commonly known by its abbreviation PSLV, is an expendable launch system developed and operated by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

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Rocket propellant

Rocket propellant is a material used by a rocket as, or to produce in a chemical reaction, the reaction mass (propulsive mass) that is ejected, typically with very high speed, from a rocket engine to produce thrust, and thus provide spacecraft propulsion.

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Satellite Launch Vehicle

The Satellite Launch Vehicle or SLV was a project started in the early 1970s by the Indian Space Research Organisation to develop the technology needed to launch satellites.

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Satish Dhawan Space Centre

Satish Dhawan Space Centre or Sriharikota Range (SHAR) is a rocket launch center operated by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

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Sree Narayana College, Varkala

Sree Narayana College (SN College) is an educational institution situated in Varkala, Trivandrum, in the state of Kerala, India.

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Varkala is a coastal town and municipality in Thiruvananthapuram district situated in the Indian state of Kerala.

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Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre

The Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC; विक्रम साराभाई अंतरिक्ष केंद्र; വിക്രം സാരാഭായ് ബഹിരാകാശകേന്ദ്രം) is a major space research centre of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), focusing on rocket and space vehicles for India's satellite programme.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madhavan_Chandradathan

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