Who first thought of gravitational pull?
Chandrayan 2 was launched yesterday and it uses the same technology of gravitational pull that was used by Mars mission spcecraft, Mangalyan. The reported mission is stated by ISRO as under:
July 22, 2019 at 14:43 hrs IST from Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota on-board GSLV Mk-III. It will be injected into an earth parking 170 x 39120 km orbit. A series of maneuvers will be carried out to raise its orbit and put Chandrayaan-2 on Lunar Transfer Trajectory. On entering Moon’s sphere of influence, on-board thrusters will slow down the spacecraft for Lunar Capture. The Orbit of Chandrayaan-2 around the moon will be circularized to 100×100 km orbit through a series of orbital maneuvers. On the day of landing, the lander will separate from the Orbiter and then perform a series of complex maneuvers comprising of rough braking and fine braking. Imaging of the landing site region prior to landing will be done for finding safe and hazard-free zones. The lander-Vikram will finally land near South Pole of the moon on Sep 7, 2019. Subsequently, Rover will roll out and carry out experiments on Lunar surface for a period of 1 Lunar day which is equal to 14 Earth days. Orbiter will continue its mission for a duration of one year.
To understand the technique of using gravitational pull, this picture uploaded by ISRO explains better:
Gurdjieff thought about it much earlier.
Perhaps you already new about Chandrayaan 2 or read it else where. But here is the ultimate news. There was a philosopher named George Ivanovich Gurdjieff. He had written a three story book or kind of a novel. This book “Beelzebubs Tales to his Grandson” can be read and downloaded from here. This is the extract from page 64-65 of the said eBook.
“Saint Venoma formulated this cosmic law as follows:” ‘Everything existing in the world “falls to the bottom.” The “bottom” forany part of the Universe is its nearest “stability,” and this stability is the point toward which all the lines of force from all directions converge. ‘The centers of all the suns and planets of our Universe are precisely such points of stability. They are the lowest points of that region of space toward which forces from all directions of the given part of the Universe inexorably tend, and where they concentrate. Each of these points is also a center of gravity that enables suns and planets to maintain their proper places.'”Saint Venoma stated further that when an object, wherever it may be, is dropped into space, it tends to fall on one or another sun or planet, depending on which sun or planet this part of space belongs to—that sun or planet being for the given region the stability, or bottom.”Starting from this, Saint Venoma, continuing his research, reasoned as follows ‘If this is so, could not this cosmic property be utilized for the locomotion we need between the spaces in the Universe?’ And from then on he worked along that line. “His further saintly labors showed that, although in principle this was possible, in fact the law of falling alone could not be employed fully to achieve this purpose, for the simple reason that the atmospheres surrounding most of the cosmic concentrations would hinder the direct falling of the object dropped in space.
“Having established this, Saint Venoma turned his whole attention to finding some means of overcoming the atmospheric resistance to ships constructed on the principle of falling.”And three ‘looniases’ later, Saint Venoma did find such a means and, as soon as a suitable vessel had been completed under his direction, he went on to practical trials. “This construction had the appearance of a large chamber, the walls of which were made of a special material somewhat like glass On every wall of the chamber were fitted, so to say, ‘shutters’ made of material impervious to the rays of the cosmic substance ‘elekilpomagtistzen,’ and these shutters, although set close to the walls, could slide freely in any required direction Within the chamber was placed a special ‘battery’ which generated and supplied this substance elekilpomagtistzen.”
It is difficult to understand. Is it? now if we substitute few words with words known to us, it becomes the same technology as was used in Mangalyaan and now being used in Chandrayaan 2 as well.The problem is that Gurdjieff died on 29 October 1949. In fact the only certain thing about him is his death. Everything else about him is doubtful. NASA was established in 1958 and ISRO was established in 1969 or in it’s earlier incarnation 1962 as INCOSPAR. Gurdjieff was a philospher, at best. He was no scientist. How did he know it?