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India's first lunar spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 lifts off
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09:43, October 22, 2008

India's first lunar spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 lifts off
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India's first lunar spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 lifted off from Sriharikot in southern Andhra Pradesh, at 6:20 a.m. (0050 GMT) on Wednesday, according to NDTV.

Chandrayaan-1, with 11 scientific instruments (payloads), including six foreign and five Indian, is the first spacecraft mission of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) beyond Earth orbit.  


The satellite Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, India's first moon mission craft is seen at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) center in Bangalore.(Xinhua/AFP Photo)



The PSLV-C11 (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle), Chandrayaan-1 sits on the second launch pad of Satish Dhawan space centre at Sriharikota, about 100 km (62 miles) north of the southern Indian city of Chennai, October 11, 2008. Chandrayaan-1 is India's first mission to moon.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)



The PSLV-C11 (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle), Chandrayaan-1 sits on the second launch pad of Satish Dhawan space centre at Sriharikota, about 100 km (62 miles) north of the southern Indian city of Chennai, October 11, 2008. Chandrayaan-1 is India's first mission to moon. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)


Source: Xinhua



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