ISRO reaches for Mars

The Indian Space Research Organisation, or ISRO, has declared its ambition to reach for Mars.

The new entrant joins already declared organisations such as Roskosmos and NASA. Japan and China are also expected to throw in their hats and ESA is interested in performing a joint mission with NASA.

Before ISRO even starts working on Mars, however, its eyes are on a follow up to their recent Moon probe Chandrayaan-1. The new probe, Chandrayaan-2 is expected to launch in 2013. ISRO will then attempt manned orbital missions in 2015 before considering a martian mission after that. Funding for starting preliminary research on the mission has been requested from government.

NASA aims to have a man on Mars by 2030 in its present plans.

Advertisements

One response to “ISRO reaches for Mars

  1. Pingback: ISRO reaches for Mars « Where the Sun hits the sky | planets

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s