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Chandrayaan-I masterminds assemble in Bangalore for review

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A File Photo of Chandrayaan-1: India's first mission to the moon. Photo Credit: ISRO

BANGALORE (PTI): Key scientists from the country and abroad, who designed the 11 payloads -- scientific instruments -- on board India's Chandrayaan-1 moon mission spacecraft, will meet here Monday for a technical review.

Of the 11 payloads through which Chandrayaan-I intended to achieve its scientific objectives, five were designed and developed in India, three by European Space Agency, two were from the United States and one from Bulgaria.

"If some of them have got some preliminary findings, we will try to make an assessment," Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), G Madhavan Nair told PTI here.

According to Bangalore-headquartered space agency, 95 per cent of the scientific objectives of Chandrayaan-1 mission, the country's first effort at deep space exploration, have been completed.

ISRO had planned to take up the remaining work (five per cent) in the next season, starting in October, so that all observations could be completed.

But a week ago, the lunar mission, expected to last for two years, met with a premature end, in just over ten months, after radio communication with the craft was lost and all efforts to re-establish it failed.

Nair said, the foreign players, who flew their payloads, are satisfied with what they achieved. "They have got more than sufficient data with them. They are extremely happy," he said.

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