ISRO's Venus mission only after 2020
The spacecraft will also carry a set of instruments weighing 175 kg and using 500W of power. The scientific community has been given a month's time to suggest space-based studies by May 19.
According to a senior ISRO official,''The formal mission on Venus may not happen before 2020 since the study need to be finalised, a project report need to be presented and approved by the government."
The ISRO in the past has also sent an orbiter to the Moon in 2008 which was delivering data until three months before its estimated life span came to an end. The ISRO had also successfully conducted a mission to Mars in 2013. It was India's second planetary mission and was of Rs 450 crore project.
Venus, second in order from the Sun, is nearly 162 million miles away from Earth while Jupiter, which lies between Mars and Saturn, is nearly 610 million miles away from Earth.
Chandrayaan 2 is expected to be launched next year.