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India’s Space Ambitions

by Prasad Ganti Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated boldly on August 15, 2018 that India will have one of its citizens in space by August 15, 2022 when India celebrates its 75th independence day. Sounds very much like President … Continue reading

Posted in December 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Congratulations Mangalyaan Team, Congratulations India!

by Prasad Ganti  After a long journey of 300 days in the vacuum of space, Mangalyaan, India’s Mars Orbiter Mission was finally captured by the gravity of Mars. A nation heaved a sigh of relief, yours truly included. Congratulations followed … Continue reading

Posted in September 2014, Sidereal Times | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment


India’s Mars mission India has successfully put a satellite into orbit around Mars on its first attempt. The Mangalyaan robotic probe arrived at the planet early on Wednesday following a 10-month journey from Earth. A 24-minute engine burn slowed the … Continue reading

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India’s Space Program

by Prasad Ganti I am a proud Indian American and enthusiastic and proud of both American and Indian space programs. India launched a mission to Mars a few months back. The orbiter called “Mangalyaan” (Mars craft) is enroute to Mars … Continue reading

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