India’s mission to the moon


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.