From Takeoff To Path Circular
- Scheduled for October 22 from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh between 6:20 am and 6:35 am. The lift-off time is based on the moon's inclination to the earth.
- The launch vehicle PSLV-C11 is the upgraded version of PSLV.
- It is 44 metres high and weighs 316 tonnes.
- PSLV has been used 12 times to launch 29 satellites between 1993 and 2008.
- To know the moon’s origin and evolution, which may throw light on earth’s evolution.
- To check what minerals are present on the moon.
- To know more about the polar water-ice of the moon.
- High-resolution remote sensing of the moon.
- To prepare a 3-D atlas of the lunar surface.
- Chemical and minerological mapping of the...