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Asia Pacific Staff

Asia Pacific Staff
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.
India Tests Latest Version Of Akash SAM 
India has test-fired the latest version of its Akash surface-to-air missile system, the Akash Mk. 1S, with two tests conducted over several days.
India Launches Radar Observation Satellite 
India’s space agency has launched its latest Earth observation satellite, Risat-2B.
India Tests Medium-Range Surface-To-Air Missile 
The Indian Navy for the first time successfully conducted a cooperative engagement firing of its Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM).
Chandrayaan-2 To Carry NASA Experiment Module 
India’s second Moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, will carry 13 payloads and one passive experiment instrument from NASA, the Indian Space Research Organization says.
India Tests High-Speed Aerial Target Drone 
India’s official defense agency has successfully flight-tested Abhyas, a high-speed expendable aerial target (HEAT).
India’s Second Moon Journey To Begin In July 
India’s much-anticipated second Moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, is preparing for launch in mid-July, with the lander expected to touch down in early September.
Fire On Indian Aircraft Carrier Kills Officer 
India’s only serving aircraft carrier, the INS Vikramaditya, caught fire on April 26, killing a naval officer.
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