ISRO prides itself on successfully launching missions on shoe-string budgets and the space station programme may be no different. The agency could take a closer look at achieving frugality by drawing on technology designed by the domestic marketplace.
For the first time, ISRO is aiming for landing on the moon’s South Pole, where no one has ventured so far.
Chandrayaan 2, all set for launch on July 15 at 2.51 am, is the most challenging mission for ISRO due to soft landing the organisation is attempting with its lander
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The function of this rover will be to carry out scientific experiments on the surface of the Moon.
ISRO had earlier said Chandrayaan-2 will be launched in a window between January-February 16 this year.
Addressing a press conference, ISRO chief K Sivan said the project was reviewed by eminent experts who suggested some changes in entering the orbit and in landing the rover.
The launch of the mission was first planned in April.
A national level committee to review Chandrayaan-2 recommended some additional tests before the mission could take off, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) sources said.
The experts had met recently and suggested the tests, following which the mission will now be launched in October, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K Sivan said.
ISRO chairman Dr K Sivan reveals what makes missions of the Indian space agency extremely cost-effective.
Chandrayaan-2 will be ISRO's first inter-planetary mission to land a rover on any celestial body.
"Earlier, we were doing 2-3 (launches) per year, then we increased it to 4-5, last few years we have been doing seven launches," space agency Chairman A S Kiran Kumar told PTI.