Moon Impactor with tri-colour hurled into Moon's surface

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Bangalore, Nov 14 (UNI) Heralding a new chapter in India's space technological prowess, ISRO's unmanned moon voyager Chandrayaan-1 put the 'Moon Impact Probe' (MIP), carrying the country's National Flag, on the lunar surface tonight.

The mission was completed at 2034 hrs, ISRO spokesperson K Satish said.

The 29 kg instrument, one of the 11 payloads on Chandrayaan-1, has three instruments including a mass spectrometer, a C-band altimeter and a video camera.

Former President A P J Abdul Kalam and a galaxy of scientists led by ISRO Chairman G Madhavan Nair exchanged greetings on the success of the mission.

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