November 13, 2008
Video Overview of the Chandrayaan-1 Mission
The Indian launch vehicle PSLV is now at its launch station at Shriharikota – nowadays Chennai – a small island 100 km from Madras in the Bay of Bengal. It is waiting for its passenger, the Indian spacecraft Chandrayaan-1, currently under preparation in Bangalore. Chandrayaan means “˜journey to the moon’ in Hindi. India has already built and launched many satellites but this is the first time that it will venture beyond the orbit of Earth.