Besides this, chemical and mineralogical mapping of the entire lunar surface will be undertaken.
Some of the chemical elements to be mapped are Magnesium, Aluminum, Silicon, Calcium, Iron, Titanium, Radon, Uranium, & Thorium.
Roscosmos later withdrew in wake of the failure of the Fobos-Grunt mission to Mars, since the technical aspects connected with the Fobos-Grunt mission were also used in the lunar projects, which needed to be reviewed.
On 19 June 2018, after the program's fourth Comprehensive Technical Review meeting, a number of changes in configuration and landing sequence were planned for implementation, pushing the launch to the first half of 2019.
With this, India became the fourth country to place its flag on the Moon. The remote sensing lunar satellite weighed 1,380 kilograms (3,042 lb) at launch and 675 kilograms (1,488 lb) in lunar orbit and carries high resolution remote sensing equipment for various frequencies.
The MIP impacted near the crater Shackleton, at the lunar South Pole, at on 14 November 2008. For the next two years, the satellite will help survey the moon’s surface to produce a complete map of its chemical characteristics and 3-dimensional topography.
The vehicle was successfully inserted into lunar orbit on 8 November 2008.
On November 14, 2008, the Moon Impact Probe separated from the Moon-orbiting Chandrayan at and impacted the lunar South Pole in a controlled manner.
The unexplored territory gives an opportunity for the Mission to discover something new.
The South Pole of the Moon holds possibility of presence of water.