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India enters the Space club

November 15, 2008
The impact probe weighing 29 kg was riding piggyback on the top deck of the main orbitter and was released at a predetermined time after the orbiter reached the final 100 km orbit and impacted at the designated location.

The main objectives of this mission comprise design, development and demonstration of technologies required for impacting a probe at a desired location on the moon.

The moon impact probe comprises three major payloads. They are the radar altimeter, video imaging system and mass spectrometer.

Image: The Lunar surface aseen from the Moon Impact Probe on Chanrayaan.

Photograph courtesy: ISRO

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