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ISRO Budget: Human Spaceflight Delayed, Mars Mission Set for 2013

By Douglas Messier
Parabolic Arc Managing Editor

As was announced late last year, the Indian space agency isn’t going to send astronauts into orbit on its own anytime soon. However, ISRO will send an orbiter to Mars next year, which would be the nation’s first interplanetary probe and only the second time it has sent a spacecraft beyond Earth orbit. Meanwhile, the Chandrayaan-II mission continues to slip into the future as ISRO gears up for several advanced rocket tests.


  • Parabolic Arc
  • March 25, 2012
India: More Domestic Instruments for Chandrayaan-II


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….


  • Parabolic Arc
  • November 26, 2009