Chandrayaan-2 launch delayed to April-end, says Isro chief
BENGALURU: After missing several targets, Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) on Friday confirmed that Chandrayaan-2, the country's second mission to the moon, would not be launched before the end of April. Isro had planned to launch Chandrayaan-2 in the first available window (January and February) this year.
Isro chairman Sivan K said, "We could not complete a few tests. Now we are looking at a March-April window." If Isro misses this window, the mission would be pushed to June, he added. While the new configuration of the lander had caused some delay, Isro was also engaged in multiple launches in the second half of 2018, which affected work on the moon mission.
Isro主席Sivan K说:“我们无法完成一些测试。现在我们看好3 - 4月的发射窗口，如果Isro错过了这次机会，任务将推迟到6月。虽然着陆器的新配置造成了一些延迟，但Isro在2018年下半年也进行了多次其他发射任务，这也影响了登月任务的进展。”
On the telecom department's requests for satellites, including resources to allow operators to provide in-flight call services, Sivan said: "We already have GSAT-29, GSAT-11 and GSAT-20 among other satellites, which will complete the Digital India programme by enhancing internet speed. These can also be used for in-flight calls. Talks are on."
Sivan said Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and L&T would lead a consortium that would build the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), which has been Isro's workhorse for years. He also said the consortium would build GSLV class rockets.
He said that of the Rs 30,000 crore sanctioned by the go nment for various programmes - including Rs 10,000 crore for Gaganyaan - 80% would go to the private sector.
Sivan listed launches and projects lined up for 2019 apart from Gaganyaan. Among them are key tests of the Re-usable Launch Vehicle, a PSLV launch that will test a new technology on its fourth stage and GSAT-20, planned for October-September.
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Terry Willson - Mackay - 8 hours ago -Follow
Go ISRO! Better safe than sorry.
Jumla Expert - 7 hours ago -Follow
Another masterstroke from FEKU.
Deepak - Karnataka - 7 hours ago -Follow
After saying everything is fully ready for launch, sudden cancellation and then pushing to April saying there are many tests pending is nothing but a po itical step!. I am sure this is only to help BJP!.
lost Indian - Moon - 6 hours ago
has landed on the far side of the Moon. Its Moon lander and rover are working as planned. Indians have already lost a great opportunity of bragging and boasting. Why bother to send up chandrayan-2?
ISRO tank - world - 8 hours ago
ISRO should just tank the project. In view of ''s low key but highly successful lunar landing, Indians already lost their chances of bragging s. Even if India lands on the Moon, it would be meaningless.
Shinto James - Location - 8 hours ago -Follow
MODI WILL TAKE THE CREDIT.. ..
Tiger Zindahai - 7 hours ago -Follow
We feel so proud of you and isro �
Its makes us proud to be called indian where we have master brains like people like
Sanjoy Pandey - 7 hours ago -Follow
It should be a successful mission, even if it is late.
Whadafa - Here - 7 hours ago -Follow
Best wishes, ISRO. Better late than failed mission.
nedfindia - Location - 3 hours ago -Follow
Please do not link your launches with po itical calculations. Don''t compromise your reputation.
Mukesh - 8 hours ago -Follow
This is very normal in space industry. Launches can be postponed until everything is perfectly examined and tested. It take more effort than one can think of. One glitch and the entire mission can fail, so no problem with the delay.
Pavan - 5 hours ago -Follow
Best wishes To ISRO. Always Great.
Kosmic Power - 2 hours ago -Follow
After 60 years of Congress destruction of India, there is a change for the better now, despite having to make up for the past and move forward. A very good decision, to ensure everything is in a workable condition and function accordingly. Check and double check, cancel launch date , if something is out of the ordinary.
Pradeep - 4 hours ago -Follow
There is no compromise in safety first policy. In highly complex tech task involved, a thorough preparation is a must.
Shivkumar Mohite - RAJKOT - 4 hours ago -Follow
But that has to be done before ions to cm some mileage, some more feathers in the cap of vikas.
Shinto James - Location - 5 hours ago -Follow
IS IT MODI GOING TO MOON????HE VISITED ALL COUNTRIES???
Chaiva - Vadnagar - 49 mins ago -Follow
Modi will pressurize ISRO to launch before ion, even if it is an empty vehicle.
Shinto James - Location - 2 hours ago -Follow
MODI TOLD ISRO, I AM COMING TO MOON AFTER ELECTION......RAHUL WILL BE NEW P.M.I WANT TO SEE MOON...I VISITED ALL CONTRIES.....NOW WANT TO GO TO MOON
dibyendu saha - 3 hours ago -Follow
several deadline but still couldn't finish test n work... still not sure of new deadline..who set isro deadline... chandrayaan 2 was 2014 mission stretched to 2018 now 2019... what was isro doing at that period.
Bonny Moraes - Goa - 3 hours ago -Follow
It’s all , such delays do occur, keep at it. And good luck.
Ramvinod Singh - aurangabad - 4 hours ago -Follow
Keep doing good
Arun Choudhary - 4 hours ago -Follow
You must be success ,,,best of luck ,,,
Jumla Expert - 4 hours ago -Follow
On FEKU''s request to provide Election boost.
Dr - 7 hours ago -Follow
Well at so much advanced stage delay ito launch ambitious projects on time should be worry some for our engineers and planners this must be fixed as soon as possible____
Cabs - 21 mins ago -Follow
it will be just before ions. It is all planned. Isro directly comes under pmo. ISRO Chief is lying. After its success, govt will boast about it as if BJP has done it.
Arun Kumar - 27 mins ago -Follow
Now a Days ISRO is more and more on the news. Happy to hear more then u guys. Expecting Chandrayaan 2 Soon.
ExSecular Rises - streets - 2 hours ago -Follow
ISRO should probably stick with missions that conforms with its policy of launching missions that have socioeconomic applications to India.
ExSecular Rises - streets - 2 hours ago -Follow
Solid infrastructure is needed to prepare for a successful manned mission launch, which ISRO currently lacks the expertise. They were also looking to Russia and USA to train the astronauts as a cost effective way. Point to ne here is how Russia and USA institutes will agree for such training when they have ZERO benefit out of this mission.
Lisbon Ferrao - Mumbai - 4 hours ago -Follow
they are waiting for the ions once namo loses , they send him on the rocket
Abhijit - 6 hours ago
This new ISRO chief is not confident. Previously ISRO kept their promise for Chandrayan and Mangalyan mission, but under present leadership, lot of problem is arising. Present ISRO chief, inspite of his excellent academic record, looks incompetent to do his job