Re "I'm afraid the American technology is these instances is a tad superior. Look at the current Mars mission, if you want to see how it plays out best.": India's space programme has succeeded at the first attempt where others have failed - by sending an operational mission to Mars. The Mangalyaan satellite mission has been budgeted at $74 million, which, by Western standards, is staggeringly cheap. The American Maven orbiter to the Red Planet is costing almost 10 times as much.
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <steve.sundur@...> wrote : This is what a comet looks like when you are sitting on it: