Saturday, February 16, 2008

Chandrayaan 1 Schedule Delay

Bangalore - Chandrayaan-1, India's first mission to Moon, scheduled to be launched in April, is likely to be postponed to June, an Indian Space Research Organisation official said on Tuesday.

The much-awaited mission was originally scheduled to be held on April nine or April 23 from India's spaceport of Sriharikota.

"Now, it looks doubtful in April. We are working on a (different) PSLV mission for March-April which is important. Chandrayaan-1 is likely to be postponed to June," an ISRO official told PTI here.

The official, however, said a final call on the launch date would be taken later this month.

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