Chandrayaan-1, India's first mission to Moon, was launched successfully on October 22, 2008 from the Satish Dhawan pace Centre, SHAR, Sriharikota. The spacecraft initially orbited around the Moon at a height of 100 km from the lunar surface sniffing for chemical, mineralogical and photo-geologic mapping of the Moon. The height was later increased to 200 km, The spacecraft carried 11 scientific instruments built in India, USA, UK, Germany, Sweden and Bulgaria.
Here is a recall of what Chandrayaan found on the moon:
Chandrayaan, India's solo mission to the moon, is symbolic of India's footprints on the Moon. Among the major breakthrough findings, country's first ever Moon probe, established the fact that there is water on the Moon.
Chandrayaan, India's solo mission to the Moon, is also symbolic of country's footprints on the celestial body. On the second anniversary of Chandrayaan-1 launch, we recreate the magic of India's mission to the Moon.
Among the major breakthrough findings, country's first ever moon probe, established the fact that it generates water; that there is iron in its rock like structures; and that Apollo, the US fourth mission was not hoax.
The next sequel of the moon quest then boils down to the query if Moon is fit for habitation. NASA recently bombed Moon surface and has yet to come back with detailed findings on water probe. Chandrayaan established that water on the Moon is in molecular form and not in moisture or gas form.