MIP carrying tri-colour huled into Moon's surface

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Bangalore, Nov 13 (UNI) Heralding a new chapter in India's space technological prowess, ISRO's unmanned moon voyager Chandrayaan-1 sent down the 'Moon Impact Probe' (MIP), carrying the country's National Flag, on to the lunar surface tonight.

The mission was successful at 2034 hrs, ISRO spokesperson K Satish Said.

The 29 kg instrument, one of the eleven payloads, has three instruments like mass spectrometer, a C-band altimeter and a video camera.

Former President A P J Abdul Kalam, a galaxy of Scientists including ISRO Chairman G Madhavan Nair present exchanged greetings after success of the mission.

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