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Moon Mission scheduled for early 2008: ISRO

india Updated: Dec 05, 2006 14:37 IST

The country's space mission to the Moon is scheduled to be launched in early 2008, Indian Space Research Organisation chairman G Madhavan Nair has said.

"The Moon Mission is scheduled to be launched from Sriharikota in early 2008 using Polar Satellite Launching Vehicle (PSLV) and would take five days to reach near the Moon's orbit," the ISRO Chief said when asked about the progress of the ambitious mission.

The unmanned space craft would revolve around the Moon for two years to collect valuable data on the Earth's Satellite, Nair said without elaborating on the mission.

The ISRO Chairman was in Kannur to attend a function organised by the Malabar Cancer Care Society, a telemedicine provider, facilitating cancer patients in north Kerala online interaction, using satellite services, with the experts of the Thiruvananthapuram-based Regional Cancer Centre.