India’s Chandrayaan-II launch in 2017 and Aditya L1 in 2019

India has entered the era of “space marketing”, so far earned $15 million and €80 million by launching satellites of other countries.

File photo of Chandrayaan-I. India's second lunar probe Chandrayaan-II will be launched in 2017.
File photo of Chandrayaan-I. India’s second lunar probe Chandrayaan-II will be launched in 2017.

  1. India’s second lunar probe Chandrayaan II will land on moon in 2017 and first solar mission Aditya L1 is likely to be launched in 2019.
  2. Chandrayaan II will land on the surface of moon in 2017 and this second lunar mission will help explore the possibilities of signs of extraterrestrial life.
  3. The Aditya L1 mission is aimed at studying the sun from an orbit around the sun-earth lagrangian point (L-1).
  4. It will carry seven payloads including a coronagraph to observe the outermost layers of the sun, the corona.
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