[FPSPACE] India to launch first Moon mission on Oct. 22
john at satcom.freeserve.co.uk
Tue Oct 7 14:01:23 EDT 2008
NEW DELHI, October 7 (RIA Novosti) - The launch of India's first unmanned
mission to the Moon has been scheduled for October 22, an Indian space
official said on Tuesday.
The launch of the Chandrayaan I lunar orbiter by the Indian Space Research
Organization (ISRO) was originally planned for September 19 but scientists
took more time to carry out final testing of the Polar Satellite Launch
Vehicle (PSLV) with the orbiter on board.
"The orbiter has been delivered to the Sriharikota main launch center of
ISRO. The launch date is tentatively set for October 22," ISRO spokesperson
S. Satish said.
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