Salem, Jan 13: Encouraged by the successful launch of Chandrayan-I in 2008, October, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) wants to undertake the country's first manned moon mission by 2020.
M Annadurai, the project director of Chandrayaan-I on Sunday, Jan 11 said that the ISRO proposed to undertake the country's first manned moon mission by 2020 following the success of Chandrayaan-I.
The Chandrayaan-II mission is expected to be undertaken within a couple of years followed by Chandrayaan-III, Annadurai revealed. He informed that the Chandrayaan-I mission is sending considerable amount of data and scientists are busy analysing it. Several countries have approached India to set up a common lunar research centre for conducting various studies, the director added.