Chandrayaan-1 was India’s first unmanned lunar probe. It was launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation in October 2008. The spacecraft carried:-
- 5 Indian instruments
- 2 from NASA:M3 and another
- 3 from the European Space Agency (ESA)
- 1 from Bulgaria
Last year, former ISRO chief Dr.K Kasturirangan had told that if Chandrayaan –1 could manage to find evidence of water on the moon it would be a big achievement.
Now, Chandrayaan-1 has traced water molecules on the surface of the moon. And the Scientists are happy to hear the news. The scientists say that India’s moon mission was a “great success” that proved ISRO’s capability and efficiency in managing key space projects and that they had received loads of data from moon and it had certainly enriched the global scientific community.