Delhi, February 17: The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said that Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to launch Chandrayan-II Mission around April this year. “Chandrayaan-II is the country’s second mission to the moon” he added. The announcement was made at a press conference on the achievements of Department of Space and Department of Atomic Energy.
Speaking on achievements of Department of Space, the Minister said that ISRO has achieved many milestones in the recent years which include the launch of 104 satellites in single mission in February last year and the launch of South Asia Satellite which will boost ties with neighbours. “India is a frontline nation in the field of space technology and the scientists need to be complimented for it. The space technology is being utilised by various ministries and departments, for example, in Smart City Mission, preparation of utilisation certificates in Ministry of DoNER” he added.
The Secretary, Department of Space and Chairman, Space Commission, Dr Sivan K said that the total cost of the Chandrayaan-II mission will be around Rs 800 crore. He added that if the mission’s launch could not take place in April due to unsuitable weather, the window for launch is open till October this year.
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