After the huge success of the Mars Orbiter Mission, ISRO is now planning a mission to Venus as well. The organization has been making India proud, and there is much more to come.
After the triumphant exploration of Mars and the Moon, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is now planning to explore Venus as well.
The organization is planning a mission to Venus in order to study the planet and an asteroid near it, in detail. Additionally, a second visit to both Mars and Moon by Mangalyaan-2 and Chandrayaan-2, respectively, is also scheduled.
“Besides the Mars-2 mission, we are looking at Venus and even an asteroid for exploration. A project has to be formulated for this before we chart out a proper roadmap for the explorations. Venus is our neighbour and has many scientific challenges and aspects that need to be studied. Exploring an asteroid is also challenging task,” Dr Kiran Kumar, ISRO chairman, told Hindustan Times
The work on the Mangalyaan-2 mission, worth INR 500 crore, has already begun. This will be launched with the help of GSLV Mk-II and has been scheduled for 2018.
If successful, ISRO will be the fourth agency is the world to have conducted a mission to Venus, after Russia, US and the European Space Agency.
With one successful feat after another, ISRO has received accolades from all over the world. Here’s to many more explorations and achievements.