Chandrayaan – India’s First Unmanned Moon Mission
I am very proud to post this great achievement. India is shooting its first unmanned space rocket to Moon tomorrow.
One of the main intention of this project is to look for water on Moon. A 32-metre antenna, designed and commissioned by Hyderabad-based Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL), will be tracking Chandrayaan-I to be launched on October 22. Chadrayaan will try to unravel the moon`s origins as it scouts for minerals and water in Moon. The telemetry, tracking and command network (Istrac) of the space agency in Bangalore will guide the mission on its 18-day voyage to the moon’s polar orbit.
This is India’s first mission to moon which help bring down cost of future moon missions. Experts say that this may be because he spacecraft would be trying to detect water on moon in any form. While building India’s first moon craft, Chandrayaan project director Mylswamy Annadurai was reminded of his engineering college days when he wrote lyrics to the tunes of his classmates.