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Chandrayaan and Beyond: Indian Space Exploration Programme: New Findings About the Moon

Pawan Sikka (Author)
Synopsis Chandrayan and Beyond-Indian Space Exploration Programme : covers the development of space science and technology in india,since early 1960&39's till date.The Indian space exloration programme has come a long way from its modest beginning on 21 November 1996,when it launched its first rocket,Rohini.The Moon Impact Probe of the Chandrayan-1 spacecraft,carrying tricolour of india,painted on its sides,landed on the moon on 14 November 2008,covering a distance of 3,86,00 km in 24 days.India leaves its footprints on the Moon.With Chandrayaan-1,the moon mission launched on 2 october 2008,India has taken a big leap into the previously explored areas of space.India has created history by joining the elite club of six nations who have launched unmanned flights to the moon.India joins the USA,the former USSR,European Space Agency,China and Japan to do so.It is a demonstration of our scientific prowess.
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About the author

Pawan Sikka

Dr. Pawan Sikka is a solid state physicist, science –policy analyst, academicians and science - administrator. He is former Advisor/ Scientist - G, Ministry/department of Science and technology (DST), Government of India, New Delhi. He has held various senior positions there during 1974-2004. He was Director (International relations) for science and technology, 1989-1994. As a Principal scientific officer of the DST in 1985-89, he was associated with the then apex Science Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi. He holds Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees in Physics. Under the British Council ODA Scholarship, he was a Visiting fellow to the university of Oxford, Oxford, U.K. for Science policy Studies in the academic year 1984-85. He has contributed a number of technical papers, on the Physics of amorphous semi-conducting glasses, as well as on the science  - policy related issues concerning the post-independence development of science and technology in India, in national and international journals. He is a life member of the: Oxford and Cambridge Society f India, New Delhi; association of British scholars, British Council, New Delhi; Materials research Society of India, Hyderabad; and Semi-Conductor Society of India, New Delhi. He is widely traveled in India and abroad. He has delivered special lectures on science policy related studies, at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, (JNU) New Delhi. His another book, Rajiv Gandhi - His Vision of India of the 21st Century: science, technology and national development, is widely read by scholars and academics the world over.

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Title Chandrayaan and Beyond: Indian Space Exploration Programme: New Findings About the Moon
Author Pawan Sikka
Format Hardcover
Date published: 13.11.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8176580538, 9788176580533
length xviii+358p., Illustrations; 23cm.