Chandrayaan-1, India's first mission to Moon, was launched successfully on October 22, 2008 from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota. The spacecraft was orbiting around the Moon at a height of 100 km from the lunar surface for chemical, mineralogical and photo-geologic mapping of the Moon. The spacecraft carried 11 scientific instruments built in India, USA, UK, Germany, Sweden and Bulgaria.
After the successful completion of all the major mission objectives, the orbit has been raised to 200 km during May 2009. The satellite made more than 3400 orbits around the moon and the mission was concluded when the communication with the spacecraft was lost on August 29, 2009.
|Mission||Remote Sensing, Planetary Science|
|Weight||1380 kg (Mass at lift off)|
|Onboard power||700 Watts|
|Stabilization||3 - axis stabilised using reaction wheel and attitude control thrusters, sun sensors, star sensors, fibre optic gyros and accelerometers for attitude determination.|
|Launch Date||22 October 2008|
|Launch Site||SDSC, SHAR, Sriharikota|
|Launch Vehicle||PSLV - C11|
|Orbit||100 km x 100 km : Lunar Orbit|
|Mission life||2 years|