Manmohan Singh presented Chandrayaan-1, PSLV models

October 31st, 2008 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan SinghNew Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman G. Madhavan Nair Friday briefed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the success of India’s maiden moon mission and presented him models of Chandrayaan-I and its launch vehiclE PSLV.Nair briefed the prime minister about the launch sequence and subsequent maneuvering of the spacecraft to reach the final lunar orbit.

“The health of the spacecraft is good and all the operations so far have been implemented as planned,” the space department said in a statement quoting the conversation during the meeting.

The ISRO chairman presented models of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-11 and Chandrayaan-1 to Singh. He was also shown the image of earth captured by Terrain Mapper Camera (TMC) from an altitude of 70,000 km.

During the meeting, the prime minister expressed happiness on achieving a significant milestone in the Indian space programme and congratulated the ISRO for the successful mission, the statement added.

On Oct 22, India sent Chandrayaan-1 marking a giant scientific leap for the country.

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