The Indian Lunar Exploration Programme (Sanskrit: चन्द्रयानChandrayāna, lit: Moon vehiclepronunciation (help·info)), also known as the Chandrayaan programme, is an ongoing series of outer space missions by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The programme incorporates a lunar orbiter and future lunar lander & rover spacecraft.
The Chandrayaan (Indian Lunar Exploration Programme) programme is a multiple mission programme and so far only one orbiter has been sent to thje Moon using ISRO's workhorse PSLV rocket and the second spacecraft is being readied for late 2016-early 2017 launch using GSLV rocket.
Chandrayaan-1, launched on 22 October 2008 aboard a PSLV-XL rocket, was a big success for ISRO as the Moon Impact Probe, a payload on board the Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, discovered water on the moon. Apart from discovering water the Chandrayaan-1 mission had performed several other tasks such as mapping and atmospheric profiling of the moon.
Payloads are separated by bullets ( · ), launches by pipes ( | ). Manned flights are indicated in bold text. Uncatalogued launch failures are listed in italics. Payloads deployed from other spacecraft are denoted in brackets.