Mangalyaan: Indian Mission to Mars

This essay was written in November 2013 and published ( along with some supplementary eye-catching material) in  Power Politics , December 2013 issue: http://www.powerpolitics.in/Issues/December2013/page31.php     Rajesh Kochhar   On 5 November 2013, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched its Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM). Although the Mission has been nicknamed ( continue reading… )

Chandrayaan-I (2008)

Power Politics, New Delhi, November 2008  Chandrayaan – I Rajesh Kochhar On 22 October 2008 India successfully launched its first unmanned spacecraft, Chandrayaan-I, into space. As a first step the craft has been placed in an elongated orbit around the Earth. The orbit will be made more and more elongated ( continue reading… )