22 Oct : First Indian mission to the moon Chandrayaan

Moon has been associated to be like your beloved face or kids uncle, but either way have you ever thought of how the moon actually looks like ? Why it looks white from the earth ? Are there really some stigma on the moon ?

These questions were not the reason to explore the moon but yes, scientists always wanted to explore the moon.

Thus, Chandrayaan 1, a much awaited mission for the moon was launched today in 2008. It was designed by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for two years. Although the mission was competed in 312 days. Till then 95% of the moon was mapped. The satellite made more than 3400 orbits around the Moon.
chandrayaan-1The most interesting part was that presence of water was finally assured on the surface of the moon. This was a great achievement.
chandrayaan1_spacecraft_discovery_moon_waterThe estimated cost for the project was ₹3.86 billion. The remote sensing lunar satellite had a mass of 1,380 kg at launch and 675 kg in lunar orbit.

2008 में आज भारत के पहले Lunar Mission चंद्रयान-1 को श्रीहरिकोटा से लॉन्च किया गया था। चंद्रयान-1, अगस्त 2009 यानी लगभग 312 दिनों तक सक्रिय रहा। ये मिशन भारतीय स्पेस प्रोग्राम के लिए एक महत्वपूर्ण और ऐतिहासिक कामयाबी थी जिसके ज़रिए अंतरिक्ष के क्षेत्र में भारत को उभरती हुई महाशक्ति के रूप में देखा जाने लगा।