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India’s Maiden Lunar Expedition

Indian’s maiden unmanned spacecraft — Chandrayaan-1 is expected to touch upon the Moon’s surface anytime on Friday, 14th November, 2008. The mission is bound to make a detailed study about the minerals present in the Moon’s crust. The Moon Impact Probe — MIP is supposed to land on the Moon anytime on Friday, 14th November 2008. It is equipped with a lander and rover, making it easier to collect samples to be sent back.

All the top officials of the Indian Space Research Organisation — ISRO are keeping their fingers crossed as everyone wants the Chandrayaan-1 to complete its mission and bring glory to the nation. Even as the nation awaits the reports forwarded by the nation’s most progressive lunar expedition spacecraft, already there are reports of Chandrayaan-2 being launched in 2012.

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