India plans to launch a spacecraft to the moon as early as 2018
Recently, more and more the world's space agencies are beginning to plan a mission to explore the Moon. And many will take place, not that soon. But recently, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said it plans to launch a spacecraft, "Chandrayaan-2" to the Earth's satellite as early as 2018.
As part of its space program Indian researchers plan to use the carrier rocket GSLV Mk-II. The "Chandrayaan-2" is a logical continuation of the Indian lunar program begun apparatus "Chandrayaan-1" in 2008. Then the spacecraft spent in lunar orbit 312 days and sent on its surface probe. As part of the mission "Chandrayaan-2" is planned to continue the study of the composition of the lunar surface. As reported in an interview with the Times Of India Vikram Sarabhai representatives named Space Center, who will lead the mission,
"India did not carry out runs from August 31, when ISRO had failed during the launch of the satellite IRNSS-1H, which was to replace IRNSS satellite - 1A for Indian NAVIC navigation system. Now in the second half of December, India is planning to launch navigation satellite Cartosat-2 and at the same time 30 nano-satellites, and soon after that we will make a second attempt at replacing IRNSS - 1A. Both these start to be implemented from the first site Sriharikota spaceport, so the second will be busy for the launch of three missiles GSLV, including the mission Chandrayaan-2, which will take place in March 2018. "