Chandrayaan-1: Unveiling Lunar Mysteries through Orbital Exploration and Scientific Discoveries


  • Shreya Mane Department of Research and Development, Astroex Research Association, Deoria-274001, India


Chandrayaan-1, payloads, water on lunar surface, mission profile


The simultaneous chemical, mineralogical, and high-resolution topography mapping of the lunar surface is one
of the main goals of the Chandrayaan-1 project. These findings should help us better grasp the compositional
variance of the main elements, which will help us comprehend the stratigraphic links between the many litho
units that make up the lunar surface. The first Indian planetary exploration mission, Chandrayaan-1, will
conduct high resolution remote sensing. study of the moon to deepen our knowledge of its genesis and
development. Hyperspectral photography Three imaging spectrometers and a low energy X-ray spectrometer
will be used to provide high spatial resolution information on the lunar surface's chemical and mineralogical
composition in the UV-VIS-NIR region.Chandrayaan-1, India's first lunar mission, marked a significant
milestone in the country's space exploration endeavours. Launched on October 22, 2008, this ambitious mission
aimed to explore and unravel the mysteries of the Moon through a combination of orbital observations and
scientific experiments. Equipped with advanced instruments and technologies, the spacecraft successfully
reached the lunar orbit on November 8, 2008.


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Shreya Mane. (2023). Chandrayaan-1: Unveiling Lunar Mysteries through Orbital Exploration and Scientific Discoveries. Eduzone: International Peer Reviewed/Refereed Multidisciplinary Journal, 12(2), 1–8. Retrieved from