Chandrayaan-1… Part1

Chandrayaan1, India’s first space mission to moon would be launched by Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). ISRO has built this vehicle during the early 90’s. It is 45 m tall PSLV with a
lift-off mass of 295 tonne. It had its maiden success on had its maiden success on October 15, 1994. Considering the maturity of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) demonstrated through PSLV-C4/KALPANA-1 mission, PSLV is chosen for the first lunar mission. The upgraded version of PSLV viz., PSLV-XL will be used to launch a payload of 590Kg at a target lunar orbit of 100 Km.

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