ISRO to launch last series of INRSS satellite next month


New Delhi, April 1: The last satellite of the INRSS series will be launched next month, a move that will provide accurate position information service to users in India, while Chandryaan Mission II is expected to take off by December next year.

Addressing a news conference, Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State in the PMO that looks after the Department of Space, said the last satellite of the IRNSS series will be launched on April, 28, 2016.

“This which will complete the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System, that will provide navigation facility in and around India,” Singh said.

ISRO chairman A S Kiran Kumar said Chandrayaan II will be launched by December 2017 or first half of 2018.

He added that the Chandryaan II will have an indigenously built lander and Rover. It will also have instruments that will collect samples and send the data back on earth.

In its Chandrayaan Mission I, ISRO was able to make an important discovery of water on the earth’s sole satellite.

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