ISRO today said that Chandrayan-II, which shall be the country’s second mission to the Moon is on schedule and getting ready at the ISRO Satellite Centre. ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar said, “We have to find out whether it is in March or not.”
Various levels of tests were being conducted for the flight models that comprise an orbiter, lander and six-wheeled rover which would move around the landing site and instruments on it would send back data that would be useful in analysing the lunar soil.
Reporters put up a query regarding manned space mission to which the ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar told reporters that there was a possibility for taking up such a mission, however, he mentioned that the government is needed to provide resources for such a mission. Kumar also mentioned that the next launch they were planning for was a communication satellite which is set to be launched somewhere in the next month.