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About Chandrayaan-1

Chandrayaan-1 is India's mission to the moon. In September 09, Chandrayaan-1, the India's first lunar mission becomes the first to revealed the presence of large quantities of water on the surface of the Moon, a discovery that is a significant boost for India in its space race against China.

The project is taken up by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) under the ages of its Chairman G Madhavan Nair.

On October 26, Chandrayaan I crossed the 1,50,000 km distance mark from Earth and entered deep space. The antennas of the Indian Deep Space Network at Byalalu are playing a crucial role in tracking and communication with Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft in such a high orbit. All the parameters of the spacecraft have been noted to be normal.

On September 25, 2009, ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair said the mission was a complete success. On the collection of the data, he said that as the data is huge so it would take six months to three years before all of it is analysed and digested.

Chandrayaan-1 in recent news

Chandrayaan-1 in News

Antrix-Devas deal row: ISRO is bigger than any individual, says Kalam
Former President Dr. AP.J. Abdul Kalam on Wednesday said the controversy surrounding the clash between former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman G. Madhavan Nair and his successor K Radhakrishnan will not tarnish the image of the organisation, and added that it would continue to grow in stature.

Antrix-Devas deal: ISRO chairman behind move against me, says predecessor Nair
After the Department of Space barred him and three other space officials from occupying any government position for their alleged role in the Antrix-Devas deal, former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman G Madhavan Nair today accused his successor K Radhakrishnan of being behind the move.

GSAT-12 to be launched today
India's latest communication satellite, the G-SAT 12, will be launched today from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR) in Sriharikota.

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