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UTV makes documentary on Chandrayaan 1 mission

MUMBAI: UTV has made an half-hour documentary on the Chandrayaan-1 mission for the XP Division of Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.


With the successful launch of Chandrayaan-1 mission on 22 October, 2008, India became a coveted member of the Space Club. It was a first in many ways for the Indian Space Programme, when an indigenous spacecraft was launched beyond the earth‘s orbit.


The Chandrayaan documentary celebrates this successful venture. It will be sent to opinion leaders, NGOs, High Commissions and Embassies across the globe to promote India‘s space capabilities.


Showcasing the Chandrayaan-1 mission, the film encapsulates its various facets starting from the idea being mooted for the moon mission to the objectives of the mission and the scientific marvel that the project is.


Shot extensively at the ISRO establishments, it is one of the rare and exclusive insights which the UTV team has gathered on the entire Chandrayaan-1 mission. Beyond this, the film also talks about the ground facilities of the mission wherein the information being sent by the spacecraft are being collected and collated for an in-depth analysis of the moon, not only in India, but across the global scientific community.


The film also features the top scientists associated with the project including
G Madhvan Nair, former Chairman-ISRO, G Kasturirangan, former Chairman-ISRO and other key members of the mission, sharing their apprehensions, journey and the excitement of the successful project. Former president APJ Abdul Kalam also shares his views on the Chandrayaan-1 mission.


Said Rahul Bhatia, Vice President, dubbing and North TV, UTV Television, "It is an honour for us to be associated with the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and a delight to be a part of the Chandrayaan mission."


The film also talks about what led to aborting the mission in August 2009, almost a year before its schedule.


The path-breaking finding that evolved from the detailed analysis of the data obtained from M3, carried out by a joint team of scientists from US and India, was the most significant of them.


The film finally talks about the next phase of the Chandrayaan Mission and the future of Indian Space exploration.

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