Bangalore: India has completed the design of ‘Chandrayaan-2’, its next mission to the moon—this time in collaboration with Russia—that would have a lander and rover, which can collect samples of the lunar soil and analyse them and send back the data.
“Right now, the design has been completed. We had a joint review with Russian scientists here,” chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) G. Madhavan Nair said.
According to Isro, the mission would have an orbital flight vehicle constituting an orbital craft and a lunar craft that would carry a soft landing system up to lunar transfer trajectory.
While Isro will be developing the orbiter, it will be Russia’s job to make the lander and the rover. Additional scientific payloads would be acquired from the international scientific community.