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  • Topic: Chandrayaan-1, Moon, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
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|Chandrayaan-1, India's first mission to Moon, was launched successfully on October 22, 2008 from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota. 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 spacecraft carries 11 scientific instruments built in | |India, USA, UK, Germany, Sweden and Bulgaria. | | | |After the successful completion of all the major mission objectives, the orbit has been raised to 200 km during May 2009. | | | | | | | | | |Mission | |Remote Sensing, Planetary Science | | | |Weight | |1380 kg (Mass at lift off) | | | |Onboard power | |700 Watts | | | |Stabilization | |3 - axis stabilised using reaction wheel and attitude control thrusters, sun sensors, star sensors, fibre optic gyros and accelerometers for attitude determination. | | | |Playloads | |Scientific Payloads from India | |...
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