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Chandrayaan-1

Chandrayaan-1 is an Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) mission designed to orbit the Moon over a two year period with the objectives of upgrading and testing India's technological capabilities in space and returning scientific information on the lunar surface. The spacecraft bus is roughly a 1.5 meter cube with a dry weight of 523 kg. It is based on the Kalpansat meteorological satellite.


It will also carry a 30 kg probe designed to be released from the spacecraft and penetrate the lunar surface.


Image Credit: Indian Space Research Organization

Credit: Indian Space Research Organization



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