Facts About Chandrayaan

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Mission Timeline
Launch date:October22, 2008
Journey to the Moon: Five-and-a-half day geotransfer orbit
Nominal mission: Two years
About the spacecraft
The craft will be cube shapes, with a length of 1.5 meters on each side and a total mass of 1,050 kilograms.
The satellite’s design is based on ISRO's Kalpansat meteorological satellite, launched in 2002. It will also carry a 30-kilogram probe that will penetrate the lunar surface.
A 750-Watt solar panel together with a Lithium-Ion battery will supply power to the spacecraft. A bipropellant engine will be employed to enter orbit and to maintain the spacecraft's orbit at the Moon.
The total mission cost is Rs3.8 billion.

Orbit
Chandrayaan 1 will be launched from the Satish Dhawan
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Lunar soil
Lunar soil is the fine regolith found on the surface of the Moon. Its properties can differ significantly from those of terrestrial soil. It is essentially devoid of moisture and air, two important components found in soil on Earth....

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Deep Space Network and implement the operational procedures for travel into deep space.
The data collected from the mission have been disseminated to Indian scientists and also the partners from Europe and U.S.A. for analysis

The Deep Space Network, or DSN, is an international network of large antennas and communication facilities that supports interplanetary spacecraft missions, and radio and radar astronomy observations for the exploration of the solar system and the universe. The DSN should not be confused with the...

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Stratigraphy
Stratigraphy, a branch of geology, studies rock layers and layering . It is primarily used in the study of sedimentary and layered volcanic rocks.... * The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
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