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Lunar Exploration


Chandrayaan-1, India's first mission to Moon, was launched successfully onboard PSLV C11 on October 22, 2008 from SDSC SHAR. The spacecraft was orbiting around the Moon at a height of 100 km from the lunar surface for chemical, mineralogical and photo-geologic mapping of the Moon. The spacecraft carried 11 scientific instruments built in India, USA, UK, Germany, Sweden and Bulgaria. More...


Chandrayaan-2 mission is planned as an advanced version of the previous Chandrayaan-1 mission to Moon. Chandrayaan-2 is configured as a two module system comprising of an Orbiter Craft module (OC) and a Lander Craft module (LC) carrying the Rover developed by ISRO. More...

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