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Chandrayaan-I moved to Sriharikota for Oct-end launch

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BANGALORE (PTI): The stage is set for India's first unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-I. The spacecraft has completed all environmental tests and has been shifted to Sriharikota for launch on-board PSLV-C11.

The PSLV-C11 is expected to be launched later this month. The environmental tests included vibration and acoustic tests, ISRO officials said.

The tests were carried out at the ISRO Satellite Centre at Bangalore, the officials said. According to sources, the launch vehicle has been integrated up to the fourth stage.

“The spacecraft after reaching Sriharikota will undergo mandatory tests after which it will be mated with PSLV-C11 vehicle,” they said.

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