Indian Moon Mission first effective manoeuvre: Scientist

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Bangalore, Nov 24 (UNI) India's first immensely successful unmanned Moon mission Chandrayaan-1, is the first of its kind on cost effective manoeuvres to seek Lunar orbit probe, Mr P S Krishnan, Outstanding Scientist and Director, Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) opined here today.

Speaking at the inaugural session of the Third National Conference on 'Reliability and Quality Engineering in Aerospace Technologies', jointly organised by DRDO and Society for Aerospace Quality and Reliability here, he said the successful Moon mission has made the country to be countered as a developed nation in Space technology.

He said Indian scientists, particularly from ISRO, have done the nation proud by launching the ChandrayaAn-1 and putting it into 100 KM orbit (Circular) before the Moon Impact Probe (MIP) plunged onto the lunar surface. It was sending clear pictures. ''In multi-stage orbital approach, India has found a cost-effective solution to seek space probe'' he said.

He also appreciated that the accuracy of prediction of trajectory validated by the on-line matching of flight results is of the highest order or accuracy in the world.

''All these were made possible due to the huge efforts of Quality and Reliability Community, be it hardware, software or system simulation and analysis'' he said.

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