Wednesday, June 29, 2005

India Dreams of Robots on Moon

ISRO plans to put a 'robot on the moon'

A robotic arm sent to the moon to bring back samples? That is what Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is dreaming to do in space exploration next.

"It is only a dream at this stage. If it takes off at all, it will take time to fructify," ISRO Chairman G Madhavan Nair said on the sidelines of an international conference on planetary exploration and space law in Bangalore.

The project, according to Nair, will cost around Rs 10-15 billion. That is almost three to four times the expense of the `Chandrayaan-1' mission to moon project, which ISRO has slated for 2007-08. "But it is possible. We will need the support of the scientific community and the government," Nair says.

The Astronautical Society of India (ASI), in association with International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and the International Institute of Space Law (IISL), is organizing a twin-event - IAA Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on "Advances in Planetary Exploration" and the IISL Space Law Conference - 2005 on "Bringing Space Benefits to the Asian region" at Bangalore during 26-29 June.

ISRO plans to put a 'robot on the moon'

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Anonymous Cristobal said...

They should make some diamonds while they┬┤re up there

12:52 PM, June 29, 2005  

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