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Date set for Indian moon mission
India will launch its first unmanned mission to the moon on 22 October, the country's space officials say, weather conditions permitting.
The spacecraft, named Chandrayaan-1, will orbit round the moon surveying its surface with high-resolution equipment.
The launch had been scheduled for April. But it was pushed back due to technical problems.
The project will cost $83m and has the direct involvement of six other countries, including the United States.
Originally posted by Camilo1
- Has NASA invested money in this mission, if so, how much is it compared to the investment made by India?.
- Does this probe carry american components?, controlled by the americans of course (please let it not be the cameras and image equipment, that would settle the question for me)
- Will the transmissions from the moon go through NASA`s space center in Australia?.
Depending on the answers of this and many other questions we might be able to have hope.