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Asia Pacific Staff

Asia Pacific Staff
India May Get Russian Tech For Human Spaceflight 
India’s space agency is in talks with its Russian counterpart about collaboration on semi-cryogenic rocket engine technology for its first human spaceflight mission, Gaganyaan.
India Tests Quick Reaction SAM 
India is hoping to induct the short-range Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile into its military soon, following a recent successful test.
Infographic: Chandrayaan-2, India's Second Lunar Exploration 
On Sept. 7, India’s second lunar explorer, Chandrayaan-2, is set to touchdown near the Moon's south pole. We take a deeper look at what the mission aims to achieve.
Pakistani Military Aircraft Crashes, 18 Killed 
A Pakistani military aircraft crashed in a suburban area near the city of Rawalpindi July 30, killing at least 18 people.
Indian Moon Mission Gets Second Orbit Boost 
The maneuver took place July 26 at 01:08 local time, and involved firing the onboard propulsion system for 883 sec. The orbit achieved was 251 x 54,829 km (156 x 34,069 mi.).
Indian Navy Gets Fifth Do 228 Squadron 
The squadron—named Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 313—will operate the Hindustan Aeronautical-built maritime surveillance aircraft from Chennai airport in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.
India Successfully Launches Second Moon Mission  1
India has launched its historic second lunar exploration mission, Chandrayaan-2.
India Reschedules 2nd Moon Mission For July 22 
“[The] Chandrayaan-2 launch, which was called off due to a technical snag on July 15, 2019, is now rescheduled at 2:43 pm IST (local time) on Monday, July 22,” according to a senior official at the state-run Indian Space Research Organization.
India's Second Moon Mission Put On Hold 
The Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission countdown was aborted 56 min. before its scheduled liftoff at 2:51 a.m. local time July 15.
Russian Firm To Train Indian Astronauts 
India’s premier space agency has signed an agreement with Russian firm Glavkosmos to help select and prepare astronauts for the country’s first human spaceflight mission, Gaganyaan.
India Holds Lunar Science Meetings In Run-up To Mission 
India’s national space agency has held a series of lunar science meetings as it prepares for the country’s second Moon mission.
India To Buy 10 More Boeing P-8Is 
India will buy 10 more Boeing P-8I Poseidon long-range maritime patrol aircraft through the U.S. foreign military sales program.
India Tests Hypersonic Demonstrator Vehicle 
“The missile was successfully launched,” a senior DRDO official said June 14. The aim of the mission was to “prove a number of critical technologies for futuristic missions.” However, he did not say whether the mission met the objectives.
Missing Indian An-32 Wreckage Discovered 
More than a week after an Indian An-32 transport aircraft went missing, its wreckage was discovered by the country’s air force in the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh on June 11.
India Begins First Astronaut Crew Selection 
The selection process will take up to 14 months, after which the candidates will go through basic training in India and advanced training abroad.

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