India is all set to realize it’s dream. The countdown has entered it’s final hours at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, India.
Pic- Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C11)
On Wednesday October 22, 2008 at 6.20 am IST, when engines ignite, a 1,304-kg rocket will blasts off into space – a dream will be realized.
The launch will put India into an Asian space race. It will be a small step for mankind, but a giant leap forward for India.
The dream, which will take India to new heights with the mission to moon – Chandrayaan-1. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C11), will put Chandrayaan-1, into orbit.
Chandrayaan-1, lunar mission is the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)’s first attempt to propel a spacecraft beyond the Earth’s atmosphere. This Moon mission project is estimated at a cost Rs 386 crore.
Chandrayaan-1 is on a 2 year mission to perform high-resolution remote sensing of the moon in the visible, near-infrared (NIR), low-energy X-ray and high-energy X-ray regions.