Daily Archives: November 4, 2008

Chandrayaan enters Lunar Transfer Trajectory

The fifth and final orbit raising manoeuvre of Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft was successfully carried out today (November 4, 2008) morning at 04:56 am IST. During this manoeuvre, the spacecraft’s 440 Newton liquid engine was fired for about two and a half minutes.With this, Chandrayaan-1 entered the Lunar Transfer Trajectory with an apogee (farthest point to Earth) of about 380,000 km (three lakh eighty thousand km).

The health of the spacecraft is being continuously monitored from the Spacecraft Control Centre at ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) in Bangalore with support from Indian Deep Space Network (IDSN) antennas at Byalalu. Since its launch on October 22 by PSLV-C11, all systems onboard Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft are performing normally. Chandrayaan-1 will approach the Moon on November 8, 2008 and the spacecraft’s liquid engine will be fired again to insert the spacecraft into lunar orbit.


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Sanity Prevails – No More “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi”

Popular Hindi TV soap opera produced by Balaji Telefilms, that revolves around the lives of the fictitious Virani family will go off air finally. For the past 8 years the entire serial has only focused on the battle between the mothers-in-law and Daughter -in-law.

The Bombay High Court declined to grant relief to Balaji Telefilms for its show ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’. Star TV took this step because of the falling TRP’s. 

Believe it or not Balaji Telefilms gets Rs 27 lakhs(per episode).

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