India has entered the era of “space marketing”, so far earned $15 million and €80 million by launching satellites of other countries.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Aditya L1 mission is aimed at studying the sun from an orbit around the sun-earth lagrangian point (L-1).
- It will carry seven payloads including a coronagraph to observe the outermost layers of the sun, the corona.