India to launch second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 by 2017

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 17:55

Zee Media Bureau/Salome Phelamei

New Delhi: India is planning to launch the Chandrayaan-2, country`s second lunar exploration mission, in the next two to three years.
According to an ISRO spokesperson, the Chandrayaan-2 will have an orbiter, lander and a rover.

ISRO chairman K Radhakrishnan had said that the space agency will launch Chandrayaan-2 by 2016-17.

“ISRO aims to demonstrate its capability to soft-land on the lunar surface with this mission,” said the ISRO spokesperson.
The spokesperson also said that Chandrayaan-2, developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), would be launched by a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) powered by an indigenously developed cryogenic engine.




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