Chennai: 2020 promises to be an uplifting year for the Indian Space landscape.
India's next moon mission, Chandrayaan-3 has been approved by the government. The launch may shift to next year, informed Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman K. Sivan.
Sivan informed reporters that four astronauts would begin training for crewed orbital spacecraft Gaganyaan in Russia this January. He added that several parts of the system need to be tested and the organization will focus very hard on this.
ISRO chief also thanked Chennai-based techie Shanmuga Subramanian for discovering the debris of the crashed lander while using NASA pictures.
Sivan had earlier informed that ISRO is scheduled to complete 13 space missions by March 2020.
“These include six launch vehicles and seven satellite missions. Apart from these projects, ISRO shall be launching project Aditya-1 soon, through which information about the origin of the sun will be collected and activities under the sun will be explored. Information can also be collected about the Solar Storm.”
Sivan had also announced that ISRO would launch the radar imaging satellites soon.