ISRO Rethinking Chandrayaan-II in Wake of Water Discovery

Indian media are reporting that ISRO is rethinking its Chandrayaan-II mission in the wake of the discovery of water on the surface. ISRO plans to land two rovers on the lunar surface as part of Chandrayaan-II besides conducting several in-orbit experiments. The Indo-Russo mission is designed to send an orbiter and two landers to the moon.

“Following findings of Chandrayaan I, it would have to now look at mid-course correction of its objectives. We have to fine tune it. There is some loud thinking on the issue going on,” ISRO Chairman G Madhavan Nair told reporters in Bangalore.

Nair indicated that scientists were exploring possibilities of equipping the lunar rover with some instruments that could dig the moon surface and carry out in-situ experiments.

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