Chandrayaan-2 is India’s second lunar exploration mission launch and it ISRO’s most ambitious project till date. However, it is all set to face further delay, and it could be no sooner than January 2019, a top official states.
Chandrayaan-2, the successor of the highly successful Chandrayaan has to wait a few more days to be launched after ISRO, (Indian Space Research Organization) the Indian space agency body has decided to conduct additional tests and has decided to take precautions. These steps are taken after it faced a couple of setbacks with the main culprits being the GSAT-6A, a military based satellite which was launched in the month of August, 2015 has had a technical snag and lost its communication with its base and the PSLV-C39 mission failing after it developed a technical snag with its heat shield and refused to open to release the satellite.
Chandrayaan-2’s predecessor the Chandrayaan-1 was the first lunar probe launched by India in the year of 2008 and it was remote sensing lunar satellite which carried out the exploration of the moon using its modern high-resolution remote sensing equipment was successful in surveying the lunar surface by providing a map of its chemical composition and its topography. It has caught the world’s attention after its estimated cost being around US$60Million and its successor is expected to carry on its legacy and is solely being made to release a rover into the lunar surface. The launch date could be after January, 2019 after a string of constant delays.
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