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Updated: November 23, 2009 16:29 IST

Vast scope for research on moon: ISRO scientist

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Mylswamy Annadurai, Project Director, Chandrayaan 1 and 2, ISRO Satellite Centre. File Photo: R. Ashok
THE HINDU Mylswamy Annadurai, Project Director, Chandrayaan 1 and 2, ISRO Satellite Centre. File Photo: R. Ashok

The data gathered by Chandrayaan-I mission provides vast scope for research on the moon, a top ISRO scientist said on Monday.

India, through Chandrayaan, was the pioneer in discovering existence of water on moon and similarly there was possibility of existence of minerals, including titanium, on it, Chandrayaan Project Director Mylswamy Annadurai said here.

On Chandrayaan-II, he said the Rs 425-crore project will be launched in 2012-13 with an orbiter that will take the Chandrayaan-I orbit and two motorised robots which would be soft landed on the moon.

To a question, he said Chandrayaan-II will have more indigenous components and its budget is less like the first mission, compared to smilar missions of other countries.

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