The federal government sanctioned Rs. 100 crore (USD 22 million) for the Chandrayaan-I project that will see the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) launch the spacecraft 100 kilometers from the Lunar orbit in March 2008. This Rs. 100 crore is part of a Rs. 386 crore overall budget and the allocation was for this year's funding. Scientists say that the work is progressing well on many fronts and that the launch will happen as scheduled.
India will also launch many payloads from different countries and the Indian satellite itself is yet to be assembled. The Chandrayaan-I is an investigative project of the moon by a spacecraft armed with a high-resolution remote sensing cameras in visible, near-infrared, and low-energy X-ray and high energy X-ray regions. The mission will also create a three-dimensional atlas of the moon with a high spatial and altitude resolution of 5-10 meters) and all sides of the moon.