Chandrayaan-2, India’s second Moon mission, is currently scheduled to be launched in mid-April, the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) said today. Chandrayaan-2, which will place a rover on the Moon, has been delayed twice it was first set to be launched late in 2018 but was postponed to January this year.
However, that launch was postponed as well with Isro chairman K Sivan saying today that some tests for the mission could not be completed on time. “Right now it is scheduled from March 25 to April end normal targeting date is mid April,” Sivan said at his annual press conference today.
Sivan expressed confidence that Isro would meet this target date. When asked about the next launch window in case the April deadline was missed, Sivan said that it would be sometime in June. But, the Isro chief added, the space organisation is targeting to get the launch done by April itself.