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ISRO aims for sequel to Chandrayaan-1

Written by: Staff

Mumbai, May 12: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has urged the scientists to take up the challenge of the next mission after Chandrayaan-1, which could include a spacecraft to Mars, or an asteroid or a comet.

Talking to reporters on the occasion of National Technology Day at Bhabha Atomic Research Centres here today, Dr J N Goswami, the Director of Physical Research Laboratory at Ahmedabad and Principal scientist, Indian Mission to Moon (Chandrayaan-1) said ''we have to make the decisions regarding the next planetary mission in six-seven months.''

He also said the raw data that would be given by Chandrayaan-1 would be collected at National Space Science Data Centre at Bangalore and later would be distributed to other collaborators.

The total expenditure of Chandrayaan-1 would be around Rs 300 crore, he said.


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