ISRO planning to launch Chandrayaan-2 by April
The elite Indian Space and Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to launch its ambitious Chandrayaan-2 satellite to the moon by April.
“We are aiming for the launch of Chandrayaan-2 in April. In case we are unable to do so, then we will try for a launch by October,” said K Sivan, ISRO Chairman.
“Our immediate plan is a GSLV flight. We are planning to launch it by the end of this month. After that we plan to launch navigation satellite IRNSS-1I,” the ISRO chairman added.
The mission will be comprised of Chandrayaan-2 satellite and a lander and a six-wheeled rover. The rover will be able to move on the surface of the moon to collect various data and transfer it to the earth via the satellite.
ISRO at the same time is also planning for manned space missions.