India successfully launched on Wednesday the first mission to the moon without human personnel marking a historic event in India's spatial development, AFP informs. The Indian PSLV rocket raised at 2:52 am Romania's time from the Satish Dhawan space center in Sriharikota, a peninsula in South East India, 80 km away from Madras.
The shuttle has on board the spatial Chandrayaan -1 device equipped with last minute technologies. In two weeks time the rocket will launch the Chandrayaan-1 device that hosts equipment of Indian, European and American engineers. The device will run several experiences and observations on the moon. India hopes to become a leading force in the the spatial industry, in competition with China and Japan.