'Glitch on Chandrayaan not to affect space mission'


Asked if the problem will dampen India’s future space missions especially when it is planning to send Chandrayaan-II, Nair said, “Not at all.”

Star sensor, a critical instrument on board India’s only satellite orbiting the moon, failed on May 16 due to overheating and cast doubts on completion of the two-year mission launched on October 22 last year.

On ISRO’s future missions, he said the organisation is planning to send the first manned flight around 2015.

On sending an Indian to moon, Nair said, “At the moment we don’t have such plan.”

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