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Mission Moon In The Making


Mission Moon

India's second lunar probe Chandrayaan II will land on moon in 2017 and the country's first solar mission 'Aditya L1' is likely to be launched in 2019.

Chandrayaan II

  • It will land on the surface of moon in 2017
  • The second lunar mission will help explore the possibilities of signs of extra terrestrial life.
Aditya L1 Mission
  • It is aimed at studying the sun from an orbit around the sun earth lagrangian point (L-1) which is about 1.5 million km from earth.
  • It will carry seven payloads including a coronagraph to observe the outermost layers of the sun, the corona
  • It will be launched during 2019-20 time frame
378.53 crore is the approved cost of the solar mission. India has entered the era of "space marketing" and the launch of six Singapore satellite on Wednesday will earn India 26 million euros.

Money Making 
  • So far India has earned $15 million and 80 million euros by launching satellites of other countries.
  • 5 million USD and 65 million euros are in the "pipeline" (referred to the launches proposed in the future)
Rs 1,420 crore has been approved by the government for realisation of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite programme.

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