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Chandrayaan-2 mission planned for middle of April: ISRO

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

The launch of India's second Moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, is planned for the middle of April this year, (ISRO) K announced Friday.

ISRO had earlier said will be launched in a window between January-February 16 this year.

The mission, costing nearly Rs 800 crore, is an advanced version of the previous mission about 10 years ago.

"Regarding schedule, right now Chandrayaan is scheduled from March 25 to April end. Most probably, the normal targeted date is April middle," told reporters here.

He said the space agency had earlier planned to launch the spacecraft sometime between January and February but it could not materialise because certain tests could not be conducted.

"Once we missed the February target, next available target is April. Right now it is planned for April," the ISRO added.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 12:40 IST
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