Is Chandrayaan-1 landed on Moon?
No, Chandrayaan-1, the first Indian lunar mission, did not land on the moon. Launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on October 22, 2008. It was an orbital mission, designed to conduct a detailed mapping of the lunar surface, and it was successful in this respect.
However, now, it’s India’s second attempt at a soft landing, after its previous effort with the Chandrayaan-2 in 2019 failed.
However, the mission involved an impact probe. Deliberately crashed into the lunar surface. Additionally, this probe, the Moon Impact Probe (MIP). Became released from the orbiter and struck the South Pole in a controlled manner on November 14, 2008, as a part of the mission’s objectives.
The second mission, Chandrayaan-2, which launched in 2019, attempted to land a rover on the moon’s surface, but the landing attempt unfortunately failed.
Moon Mineralogy Mapper. NASA – http://m3.jpl.nasa.gov/images/M3LeftSide.jpg. Left side of the Moon Mineralogy Mapper. Located on the Chandrayaan-1 lunar orbiter.
These images show a very young lunar crater on the side of the Moon that faces away from Earth, as viewed by Chandrayaan-1’s NASA Moon Mineralogy Mapper equipment
Credits: ISRO/NASA/JPL-Caltech/USGS/Brown Univ. – http://www.nasa.gov/topics/moonmars/features/moon20090924.html
Furthermore, these images show a very young lunar crater. Thus, on the side of the moon that faces away from Earth, as viewed by NASA’s Moon Mineralogy Mapper on the Indian Space Research Organization’s Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft. In addition, on the left is an image showing brightness at shorter infrared wavelengths. Moreover, on the right, the distribution of water-rich minerals (light blue). In conclusion, shown around a small crater. Lastly, both water- and hydroxyl-rich materials. As a result, found associated with material ejected from the crater.