Chandrayaan-1 to be launched tomorrow

Chandrayaan-1Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Oct 21 : Chandrayaan-1, India''s spacecraft mission to moon will be launched tomorrow from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikotta.

Presently, Chandrayan-1, is undergoing final checks, prior to its launch at 6.20 a. m on Wednesday.

The spacecraft would be carrying 11 payloads (scientific instruments) and weigh about 1,380 kg at the time of its launch, according to reports.

Chandrayaan-1 satellite would orbit the Moon at an altitude of 100 km mapping the topography and the mineralogical content of the lunar soil.

Chandrayaan-1 would also carry a Moon Impact Probe payload for demonstrating the technology needed towards landing on the Moon''''''''s surface.

India believes the Rs 386-crore lunar mission is a step towards its quest for exploration of outer space and inter-planetary missions. (ANI)