Indian Space Research Organization chairman AS Kiran Kumar on Sunday signalled the country’s readiness for Chandrayaan II mission, which will be India’s second mission to the moon.
Kiran Kumar, who was in the city to participatein an international conference on startups, incubators and entrepreneurship, and National Science Day at Yenepoya University said the orbiter carries the combined stack up to the moon till the lunar orbit insertion (LOI).
Chandrayaan II is an advanced version of the previous Chandrayaan-1 mission. It consists of an orbiter, lander and rover configuration. It is planned to be launched as a composite stack into the earth parking orbit (EPO) of 170 X 18,500 km by GSLV-Mk I.