Chandrayaan-2 launch postponed to October: ISRO Chief
(Sourced from PTI)
The launch of India's second lunar mission "Chandrayaan-2", slated for next month, has been postponed to October as the experts have suggested some tests, the ISRO Chairman K Sivan said. According to ISRO, Chandrayaan-2 is a "totally indigenous mission comprising an orbiter, lander, and rover". Weighing around 3,290kg, it would orbit around the moon and perform the objectives of remote sensing the moon.
Sivan had earlier said the window to launch the Rs. 800cr mission was between April and November 2018. While the "targeted date" was in April, ISRO would launch the mission in October or November, he had said. "The payloads will collect scientific information on lunar topography, mineralogy, elemental abundance, lunar exosphere and signatures of hydroxyl and water-ice," ISRO said. Chandrayaan-1 was launched in 2008.