Chandrayaan-1, moon mission
Chandrayaan-1=Sanskrit: चंद्रयान-१, lit: Moon-vehicleSanskrit: चंद्रयान-१, lit: Moon-vehicle on 22 October 2008 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh about 80 km north of Chennai at 06:22 IST (00:52 UTC).
The mission is a major boost to India's space program, as India competes with Asian nations China and Japan in exploring the Moon. The vehicle was successfully inserted into lunar orbit on 8 November 2008.
The estimated cost for the project is Rs. 386 core. The pslv weight of 1,380 kilograms (3,042 lb) at launch and 675 kilograms (1,488 lb) in lunar orbit and carries high resolution remote sensing equipment for visible, near infrared, and soft and hard X-ray frequencies. Over a two-year period, it is intended to survey the lunar surface to produce a complete map of its chemical characteristics and 3-dimensional topography. The polar regions are of special interest, as they might contain ice.
• High-resolution mineralogical and chemical imaging of the permanently shadowed north and south polar regions.
• Search for surface or sub-surface water-ice on the Moon, especially at the lunar poles.
• Identification of chemicals in lunar highland rocks.
• Chemical stratigraphy of lunar crust by remote sensing of the central uplands of large lunar craters, and of the South Pole Aitken Region (SPAR), where interior material may be expected.
• To map the height variation of the lunar surface features.
• Observation of X-ray spectrum greater than 10 keV and stereographic coverage of most of the Moon's surface with 5 m resolution
• To provide new insights in understanding the Moon's origin and evolution.
• Chandrayaan beams back 40,000 images in 75 days.
• On March 25, 2009 Chandrayaan beamed back the first images of the Earth in its entirety.
The scientists considered instrumental to the success of the Chandrayaan-1 project are:
• G. Madhavan Nair – Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation
• Dr. T. K. Alex – Director, ISAC (ISRO Satellite Centre)
• Mylswamy Annadurai – Project Director, Chandrayan-1
• S. K. Shivkumar – Director - Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network.
• Mr. M.Pitchaimani – Operations Director, Chandrayan-1
• Mr. Leo Jackson John – Spacecraft Operations Manager, Chandrayan-1
• Dr. K.Radhakrishnan – Director, VSSC
• George Koshy – Mission Director,PSLV-C11
• Srinivasa Hegde – Mission Director,Chandrayaan-1
• M C Dattan – Director of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre,Sriharikota
Prof. J N Goswami – Director of Physical Research Laboratory,Ahmedabad and Principal Scientific Investigator of Chandrayaan-1
www.Namesake-expert.bloger.com report = india has lounched pslv1 and series to moon to search for valuable menerals like gold,platniun,tatinum,dimonds emeralds etc. the competion of other countries like china and other companies also going to lounch the same type of missions in future..
indians are people who planed to bring rare minerals to improve there economy. Which make other developed economy in threat,later all countries are going to make colonies’ in moon and bring treasures from there.