The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is planning to launch Chandrayan-2 Mission around April this year. Chandrayaan-2 is the country’s second mission to the moon. The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said that Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is planning to launch Chandrayan-2 Mission around April this year.
“Chandraayan-2 is a challenging mission as for the first time we will carry an orbiter, a lander and a rover to the moon” said the Minister. He said that it is a matter of pride that Isro is launching Chandrayaan-2, which will place India at a new height in space technology. Chairman of Isro K Sivan said that the total cost of the Chandrayaan 2 mission will be about Rs 8 billion. He added if the mission’s launch could not take place in April due to unsuitable weather, the window for launch is open till October this year.
ISRO Chairman also said that South Asia Satellite is a Common Network for Disaster Management Support, Meteorological Data sharing, connectivity of academic, scientific and research institutions, etc. K Sivan said Chandrayaan-2 Mission includes Orbiter — orbit the Moon from 100 km lunar polar orbit, Lander — soft lands on a pre-determined site on lunar surface and Rover, rolls out of the land after landing Isro said that it has launch opportunity between April and October 2018, while it is targeting to launch during April 2018. The Payloads include 6 on Orbiter; 3 on Lander and 2 on Rover Lander tests in progress and the lander systems realisation initiated. The Orbiter and Rover systems in advanced stage of realisation.