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India: More Domestic Instruments for Chandrayaan-II

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
November 26, 2009
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India is looking to put more domestically produced instruments on its Chandrayaan-II moon mission. The country’s first lunar spacecraft contained 11 instruments, six of which were supplied by foreign organizations.

Mylswamy Annadurai, Project Director of Chandrayan Mission II, ISRO, on Monday said that there would be more indigenous components in country’s second moon mission….

Addressing the media on the sidelines of the function, Annadurai said: “This time we expect more indigenous components will be there. But of course, we don’t rule out Indo-Russian composition, which is already there, but may not be that many number of instruments what we carried there (Mission Chandrayaan I).”

“As of now India and Russia, others also trying to get in, but until we exhaust our own instruments we are not able to do it,” he added.

Annadurai further said that country’s second Moon Mission would consist of the spacecraft and a landing platform with two moon rovers.

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