Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Oct 22 : Chandrayaan-1, India''s spacecraft mission to moon was launched today from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota.
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman Dr. G Madhavan Nair described it as a ‘historic’ moment for India.
According to scientists at the SDSC, it was a ''normal'' liftoff.
The spacecraft is carrying eleven payloads (scientific instruments) and weighs about 1,380 kg at the time of its launch. It was shaped like a cuboid with the solar panel projecting from one of its sides.
Of the eleven payloads, five are entirely designed and developed in India, three from European Space Agency, one from Bulgaria and two from the US.