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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Chandrayaan Lunar Launch Oct. 22nd

Final preparations are on for the launch campaign of India's maiden moon mission Chandrayaan-1 at the Satish Dhawan Space Center for blastoff on Wednesday, October 22nd. The schedule now calls for India's first inter-planateory exploration to be mated to launch vehicle today with rollout to launch pad on Saturday October 18.

The Chandrayaan-1 mission will focus on the exploration of the South Pole of the moon and a 3-D mapping of the entire moonscape. The moon impact probe will hit the rim of the Shackleton crater of the moon at the South Pole by mid-November if everything goes well. The rim of the Shackleton crater is a location identified by the U.S. space agency NASA to establish a possible lunar outpost by 2020. More from The Hindu in India and related videos 1, 2, and 3.

2 comments:

nastypajamas said...

all the very best to these scientists and technichians that have made us proud

nastypajamas said...

all the very best to these scientists and technichians that have made us proud