NEW DELHI: Wary of failure after Israel’s unsuccessful attempt to land on Moon, Chandrayaan-2 has been further postponed to July, an ISRO official said.
There were also reports of the Moon Mission’s lander facing minor damage, but the official did not comment on it.
“We saw Israel’s example and we don’t want to take any risk. Despite Israel being such a technologically advanced country, the mission failed. We want the mission to be a success,” he said.
The launch of India’s Moon mission was scheduled in April but it was postponed after Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft crashed during moon landing early this month. The ambitious mission was a first for a private effort.
“Landing on the Moon is a very complex mission and all the exigencies have to be factored in,” the official added.
The next launch window is available in mid-July for 10 days, he said. (AGENCIES)