Monday, February 05, 2007

India plans to launch Moon lander mission

Chandrayaan-1 is planned for launch on board India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle.The 525-kg satellite will be placed in 100 km polar orbit around the moon and it will have a life time of two years.

Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation, G Madhavan Nair said Chandrayaan-2, to be undertaken by 2010, will have a proper lander which would land on the lunar surface and try to explore the surface in far more detail.

(Via Beyond the Beyond.)

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