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MIP


Indian lunar impact probe. One launch, 2008.10.22. Moon Impact Probe, released from Chandraayan-1 in lunar orbit. The MIP fired its own deorbit motor and impacted the moon near the Shackleton Crater at the south pole.

First Launch: 2008.10.22.
Number: 1 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • PSLV Indian third-generation launch vehicle, large enough to carry polar-orbiting earth resources satellites. More...

Associated Launch Vehicles
  • PSLV Indian third-generation launch vehicle, large enough to carry polar-orbiting earth resources satellites. More...

Bibliography
  • McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Report (Internet Newsletter), Harvard University, Weekly, 1989 to Present. Web Address when accessed: here.

Associated Launch Sites
  • Sriharikota India's primary space launch center, located on the east coast of the peninsula with a firing sector over the Bay of Bengal. In use from 1971 to present. More...

MIP Chronology


2008 October 22 - . 00:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: PSLV. Launch Vehicle: PSLV.
  • MIP - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Class: Moon. Type: Lunar probe. Spacecraft: MIP. USAF Sat Cat: 33406 . COSPAR: 2008-052B. Apogee: 23,095 km (14,350 mi). Perigee: 277 km (172 mi). Inclination: 17.8000 deg. Period: 402.70 min. Moon Impact Probe, released from Chandraayan-1 in lunar orbit on November 14 at 14:36 GMT. The MIP fired its own deorbit motor and impacted the moon at 15:01 GMT, near the Shackleton Crater at the south pole. The impact plume was scanned by the Chandraayan-1 orbiter and ground-based telescopes for evidence of lunar polar ice.

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