A manned mission into space, scheduled for December 2021 is also on track, ISRO Chairman K Sivan said at a news conference.
The space agency’s second lunar mission, Chandrayaan 2, is scheduled to launch on July 15 and would include the landing of a rover on the moon’s surface, Sivan said.
The entire process would be completed with a landing on a shadow region of the moon by Sept. 6 or 7.
“We are landing at a place where nobody else has gone, a lot of new science is expected to emerge from this mission,’’ Sivan said.
The Aditya L-1 mission to study the sun is scheduled to be launched by the first half of 2020.
The mission is to place a satellite at what is called Liberation point 1 nearer the sun that would move in an orbit similar to that of earth and study the sun’s corona.
“This is expected to have a major impact on climate change studies,’’ Sivan said.
The mission to study Venus is planned in about two to three years time, Sivan said. “Venus is a high-temperature body and most missions to it have failed, we want to succeed,’’ Sivan added.
ISRO’s mission to carry humans into space, Gaganyaan, is scheduled for launch in December 2021.