According to the Indian space agency, India's
first mission to the moon is to be launched sometime around October
22-26, 2008 from the coast of the Bay of Bengal. It will be lofted up
using the Indian Space Research Organization's (ISRO) workhorse rocket
the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) and the mission is likely to
cost Rupees 386 crores. Chandrayaan-I is an unmanned scientific mission
designed to map the resources of the moon and would undertake the most
intense search for water on the moon surface.