New Delhi, Aug 28: India’s second mission to the Moon, Chandrayaan-2 is scheduled to be launched in January 2019.
Addressing media on Tuesday, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K Sivan announced that “In January 2019, we will have a major mission Chandrayan 2 by GSLV-Mk-III-M1”.
“We have taken a review by experts throughout the country. They appreciated our efforts saying this is the most complex mission ISRO has ever taken”.
In Chandrayan 2, the mass has increased to 3.8 ton which can’t be launched by GSLV, he added.
Sivan futher stated “We have redefined launch vehicle to GSLV-Mk-III. Window for launch is 03Jan-16Feb. It would be the first mission in world going near South Pole, i.e. 72 degree South is landing site”.
Initially, it was slated to be launched in April this year and that date was pushed back to October.