India Heads For The Moon

PSLV-C11 Successfully Launches Chandrayaan-1, ISRO

"In its fourteenth flight conducted from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota this morning (October 22, 2008), the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO's) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C11, successfully launched the 1380 kg Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft into a transfer orbit with a perigee (nearest point to Earth) of 255 km and an apogee (farthest point to Earth) of 22,860 km, inclined at an angle of 17.9 deg to the equator."

India Aims for the Moon, Air & Space Magazine

"Paul Spudis, a noted U.S. planetary geologist with the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, is blogging the launch of India's first lunar mission, Chandrayaan-1, which lifted off early Wednesday morning from India's east coast."

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