INDIA’S MISSION TO THE MOON
Figure 24: Chandrayaan 1- First spacecraft sent to the moon
• The Chandrayaan-1 mission is India's first spacecraft to the moon.
• It was announced in 2003.
• The launch date of the moon probe was set for late 2008.
• The mission was launched by India's national space agency, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on 22 October 2008 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.