The Director of ISRO, Mylswamy Annadurai has revealed that ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) is planning to launch four satellites in the coming three months this year, while addressing the crowd of a private college function in Thoothukudi.
ISRO plans to launch 70 satellites in next three years. India has launched 10 satellites between August 2015 and August 2016, adding, four more launches-INSAT-3DR and SCATSAT-1 on September this year, GSAT-18 in October and ResourceSat-2A in November 2016. All these satellites will help ISRO in achieving its goal of 70 satellite launches in three years.
Seeking the success of Chandrayaan mission, ISRO had planned to launch Chandrayaan-2 (second lunar mission) along with Russia, but now India will the conduct the mission all alone without any foreign help. Chandrayaan-2 mission is scheduled for the launch in early 2018.
The aim of the second lunar mission will be to soft land on the lunar surface and conduct several chemical tests on the Moon itself. According to Annadurai, ISRO also has a plan to launch ‘Aditya-L1’, the first Indian mission to study the sun by the year 2020.