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Old 11-13-2008, 05:19 PM
cameo cameo is offline
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Default A doubt - launching

I have a doubt - might seem silly,

but why is the satellite(chandrayan) after launching,being kept orbiting the earth for several times before its being launched into the Lunar orbit? why isnt it directly fired to moon orbit in a straight path.?

Old 11-14-2008, 09:41 AM
Zvezdichko Zvezdichko is offline
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Because India does not have a huge rocket capable of doing this.

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