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22 October 2008

Chandrayaan: ISRO's Homework

Inside Chandrayaan I:
Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft undergoing pre-launch testsMoon Impact Probe integration with Chandrayaan-1 spacecraftReadying Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft for Thermovac testFully integrated Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft (left) and loading it to Thermovac Chamber (right)

PSLV-C11 Third and Fourth Stages:
PSLV-C11 fourth stage
PSLV-C11 Vehicle stacked up to fourth stage
Hoisting of third and fourth stages of PSLV-C11

PSLV-C11 Second Stage:
Hoisting of PSLV-C11 Second Stage
PSLV-C11 Second Stage with its VIKAS engine

PSLV-C11 First Stage:
Loading of PSLV-C11 First Stage Nozzle End Segment
PSLV-C11 First Stage Nozzle End Segment on its way to Vehicle Assembly Building
Positioning of PSLV-C11 First Stage Nozzle End Segment over launch pedestal

PSLV-C11 Strap-on:
Unloading a PSLV-C11 strap-on from transporter at Vehicle Assembly Building
Fully Assembled First Stage surrounded by strap-ons of PSLV-C11

PSLV-C11 On Launch Pad:
PSLV-C11 comming out from Vehicle Assembly Building
PSLV-C11 on Launch PadPSLV-C11 at Vehicle Assembly Building
PSLV-C11 on its way to launchpad
PSLV-C11 on its way to launchpad from Vehicle Assembly Building

Photo courtesy: Indian Space Research Organisation

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