India's Mission Moon : Chandrayaan - I


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A tribute to ISRO and its vision, on the occasion of the successful launch of Chandrayaan-I.

I have tried to chronicle ISRO's journey from humble beginnings as the underfunded space program of an impoverished nation to one of the premier space research organisations of the world.

This particular presentation was created for school children, in order to inspire them to dream big and take pride in their nation's endeavours.
- Rahul M

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India's Mission Moon : Chandrayaan - I

  2. 2. From Chand-Mama of ourchildhood to the Chandrayaannow, the moon continues tofascinate and attract us. Chandra-Dev
  3. 3. Man On The MoonThe Moon was naturally the first target once manreached out for outer space in the 50’s and 60’s.The two countries America and Soviet Russiabegan a competition to reach the moon first.The space-race ended with Neil Armstrong’sLanding on the Moon in an Apollo-11 rocket. Apollo-11 Rocket.
  4. 4. India’s Space Programme At around the same time in 1962 India started her Space Programme under the able leadership of Prof. Vikram Sarabhai. India was still a poor country then and Could not afford the amount of money foreign space powers spent on their space programmes. The Nation’s Space pioneers decidedProf. Vikram Sarabhai. to create programmes that would helpThe Father of India’s the common man of the country.Space Programme.
  5. 5. India’s Space Programme:The Early Years This small Church at Thumba housed the first satellite centre of India’s space programme !
  6. 6. India’s Space Programme: Humble Beginnings - IAlways running on a tight budget, the early spacescientists of our country created a space programmeon little else other than determination and hard-work ! Future President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam (on right) working on a rocket payload at Thumba in 1964. It was so hot His co-worker Prof. Aravamudan had to work with His shirt off ! Anything for the country !
  7. 7. India’s Space Programme: Humble Beginnings - IIRocket parts being carried by Bullock carts !
  8. 8. India’s Space Programme: Humble Beginnings - III Cranes and specialised vehicles were luxuries they could ill afford !Scientists transporting a rocket Scientists use muscle power tonose-cone on a bi-cycle ! lift a rocket to its launching pad !
  9. 9. What Is A Satellite ?Just like the moon revolvesaround the earth, satellites areman-made objects that revolvearound the earth utilising itsGravitational attraction.India’s EduSat in itsorbit around the earth.
  10. 10. What Are Satellites Used For ? Ans:- Communication !Satellites are used for virtuallyeverything from mobile phoneservices to live TV broadcasts.Next time you watch theIndia vs Australia cricket match,remember it’s an Indian satelliteup in the sky making it possible !
  11. 11. What Are Satellites Used For ? Ans:- Earth Observation !Satellites are also used forweather forecasting and carrycameras for taking picturesof earth.With these pictures scientistscan predict floods, foodproduction and also find outplaces where useful thingslike water and valuableminerals are available. New Delhi From Indian Satellite Cartosat-2A
  12. 12. RKM Asansol From The Sky !Satellite Image.Source : WikimapiaNote : This image is oldand therefore recentdevelopments on thecampus are not shown.
  13. 13. How Are Satellites Launched Into Space ?To launch them into space,Satellites are carried atop rockets.The rocket carries the satellite insideprotective covering that protects it frombeing burnt up by atmospheric friction.On reaching outer space the protectivecovering is blown away and the satelliteIs injected into its orbit.It then starts going around the Earth underthe influence of gravity.
  14. 14. Chandrayaan : Satellite Of The Moon ?Just like earth-boundsatellites study the earth,Chandrayaan-I will studythe Moon and will in effectbecome a satellite of themoon for 2 years ! Chandrayaan-I studying the moon’s surface.
  15. 15. What Will The Chandrayaan Study ?Create a map of the Moon that will help us if man finally builds a lunar base. It will search for water on the Moon, which would be needed for human settlement there. Search for precious minerals which can be mined in the future for the benefit of mankind. Minerals supplies on earth are quickly coming to an end ! How a Lunar Base might look like
  16. 16. Chandrayaan Carries The Largest Number of Scientific Instruments !Chandrayan carries as many as ELEVEN scientific payloadsto study the Moon out of which FIVE are from India.No other mooncraft in the past has had that many scientificInstruments !In an effort to boost co-operation among nations ISRO hasmagnaminously allowed other countries like USA,UK, Germanyand other European nations to put their instrumentson the mooncraft at no extra cost !Chandrayaan-I will add a lot to mankind’s knowledgeof the moon !
  17. 17. Chandrayaan Will CarryThe Indian Flag to Moon ! Indian Tri-Colour will be carried in the instrument at the top, called the moon-impact probe (MIP) which will impact on the moon ! Proof of India’s triumph over the Moon !
  18. 18. What will carry the Chandrayaan to moon ?The Gigantic PSLV Rocket,Chandrayaan’s bahan !Seen here on the launch pad.
  19. 19. PSLV : How Heavy is it ?PSLVweighs Asmuch AsEIGHTYelephants !
  20. 20. PSLV : How Tall is it ?PSLV is as tall as a15 storey building !It’s a Giant comparedto an elephant or a man !
  21. 21. The PSLV Rocket :Day Before Launch. PSLV being transported to its launch pad in Sriharikota island in Andhra Pradesh. The Bay of Bengal is visible in the Background.
  22. 22. Moving A Giant !Note how smallpeople at theBottom and thetruck at bottomright corner look !
  23. 23. Night Before The Exam: Preparation Time !PSLV on it’s launch pad.Work goes on in the dead of nightto prepare for the launchearly next morning !The Scientists andTechnicians toil 24 hoursa day, 7 days aweek in the run-upto the launch !!
  24. 24. A Cloudy Morning.The morninggreets ISROscientists withpoor weather.There areconcerns allaround about ifthey would beable to launch. Spectators gather to witness the historic moment.
  25. 25. LAUNCH !
  26. 26. One Billion CelebrateAs India Aims for the Moon !
  27. 27. Anxious Moments !The Scientistsanxiously waitfor the first partof the journey tocompletesuccessfully.
  28. 28. The Man Behind Chandrayaan At the moment He may be one of the leading Space Scientists of the World but Prof. Annadurai spent His childhood in a remote village in Tamil Nadu without seeing a light bulb for the first seven years of His life ! A very humble and down-to-earth person, all His education has been in India while His work is World-class ! M. AnnaduraiProject Director, Chandrayaan - I
  29. 29. The Men Behind ChandrayaanProf. Annaduraifinds time out ofhis busy schedulefor Chandrayaanto perform puja onDeepavali ! A real life Hero !
  30. 30. Preparation Time !
  31. 31. India’s Rockets : Over The Years
  32. 32. Chandrayaan’s Yatra :From the Earth to the Moon