News file for: Phobos-Grunt Mission
India’s second mission to the moon, Chandrayaan-2, which was tentatively slated for launch in 2014 could be delayed, said ISRO chairman K. Radhakrishnan.
India’s mission to Mars received a major boost on Friday during the Union Budget announcement, with the budgetary allocation rocketing more than ten-fold to Rs. 125 crores (US$24.9 million).
Scientists of the Ahmedabad-based Physical Research Laboratory, an ISRO affiliate, are designing a new method of finding water and ice on the moon.
India’s second mission to the moon, Chandrayaan-2, which was slated for launch in 2013 is expected to be rescheduled to 2016 because of problems with its Russian lander.
China has lost out to the United States in conducting Mars exploration studies following its Phobos-Grunt mission failure, says Wu Ji, Director-General of the National Space Science Center.
The Phobos-Grunt Mars exploration spacecraft carrying Chinese space probe Yinghuo-1 has suffered a serious technical problem.