Slide 1: PRESENTATION CHANDRAYAAN 1 done by MANIVEL.P CHANDRAYAAN-1 : CHANDRAYAAN-1 INTRODUCTION Chandrayaan moon-traveller, or moon vehicle India launched the spacecraft by a modified version of the PSLV, PSLV C11 on 22 October 2008 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh, about 80 km north of Chennai, at 06:22 IST (00:52 UTC).
It was launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation in October 2008, and operated until August 2009. The mission included a lunar orbiter and an impactor.
The mission was a major boost to India's space program, as India researched and developed its own technology in order to explore the Moon. The vehicle was successfully inserted into lunar orbit on 8 November 2008. Chandrayaan-1: Launch Details : Chandrayaan-1: Launch Details INDIAN FLAG ON THE MOON : INDIAN FLAG ON THE MOON On 14 November 2008, the Moon Impact Probe separated from the Chandrayaan orbiter at 20:06 and struck the south pole in a controlled manner, making India the fourth country to place its flag on the Moon.
The probe impacted near Shackle ton Crater at 20:31 ejecting underground soil that could be analysed for the presence of lunar water ice. Slide 7: Chandrayaan-1 The estimated cost for the project was Rs. 386 crore Team : Team The scientists considered instrumental to the success of the Chandrayaan-1 project are:
G Madhavan Nair – Chairman, Indian Space Research Organization
Dr. T. K. Alex – Director, ISAC (ISRO Satellite Centre)
Mylswamy Annadurai – Project Director, Chandrayan-1
S. K. Shivkumar – Director - Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network
Mr. M.Pitchaimani – Operations Director, Chandrayan-1
Mr. Leo Jackson John – Spacecraft Operations Manager, Chandrayan-1
Dr. K.Radhakrishnan – Director, VSSC
George Koshy – Mission Director, PSLV-C11
Srinivasa Hegde – Mission Director, Chandrayaan-1
M C Dattan – Director of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota
Prof. J N Goswami – Director of Physical Research Laboratory and Principal Scientific Investigator of Chandrayaan-1 End of the mission : End of the mission The mission was launched in October 22, 2008 and expected to operate for 2 years. However, at 09.02 (UTC) on August 29, 2009 communication with the spacecraft was suddenly lost.
The probe had operated for 312 days. The craft will remain in orbit for approximately another 1000 days, eventually crashing into the lunar surface.
A member of the science advisory board of Chandrayaan-1 said that it is difficult to ascertain reasons for the loss of contact.
ISRO Chairman -Madhavan Nair- said that due to very high radiation, power-supply units controlling both the computer systems on board failed, snapping the communication connectivity. Award for Chandrayaan-1 : Award for Chandrayaan-1 The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has selected ISRO's Chandrayaan-1 mission as one of the recipient's of its annual, AIAA SPACE 2009, awards, which recognize key contributions to space science and technology.
The International Lunar Exploration Working Group (ILEWG) chose the Chandrayaan-1 team for giving the International Cooperation award, M, Annadurai, project director, Chandrayaan-1.
The Chandrayaan team of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) was chosen for the award for accommodation and tests of the most international lunar payload ever (from 20 countries consisting of India, the European Space Agency representing 17 European countries, NASA and Bulgaria) and the successful launch of the probe on PSLV rocket on October 22 and the lunar insertion of the spacecraft carried out subsequently IMAGE OF EARTH TAKEN BY CHANDRAYAAN 1 : IMAGE OF EARTH TAKEN BY CHANDRAYAAN 1 DICOVERY OF WATER ON THE MOON : DICOVERY OF WATER ON THE MOON New data from Chandrayaan-1 has revealed how the moon “produces its own water.” Much like a big sponge, it absorbs charged particles emitted by the sun, which then interact with oxygen on the lunar surface to produce water. CONCLUSION : CONCLUSION Chandrayaan 1 is the great milestone for India.wee all should proud to be an Indian ISRO is also planning a second version of Chandrayaan named Chandrayaan II. According to ISRO Chairman G. Madhavan Nair, "The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) hopes to land a motorised rover on the Moon in 2012, as a part of its second Chandrayaan Slide 14: THE END