Published On: Oct 22, 2019

India's first successful mission to Moon was launched on October 22, 2008 from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota. The mission was given the name Chandrayaan-1. The Chandrayaan-1 was launched by the ISRO in October 2008, and it operated until August 2009. The mission included a lunar orbiter and an impactor. India launched the spacecraft using a PSLV-XL rocket. The spacecraft carried 11 scientific instruments built in India, USA, UK, Germany, Sweden and Bulgaria. 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 estimated cost for the Chandrayaan-1 project was ₹386 crore  

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