Chandrayaan-1 was the first Indian lunar probe in the Chandrayaan program, which was launched by the Indian Space Research Organization. The mission encompassed a lunar orbiter and an impactor and operated from 2008 to 2009.
The mission was also a significant success to India's space program, as it allowed India to research and develop its technology to explore the moon. The probe hit near the crater, and the soil was analyzed for the presence of lunar water ice. There was also the discovery of the widespread presence of water molecules in lunar soil. The mission achieved 95 percent of its planned objectives.