India in an ambitious move decides to go to Venus for the first time plus revisit Mars, very soon.
It was acknowledged by the government is in the electronic budget documents.
India’s maiden mission to the brightest planet of Solar system- Venus is in all probability going to be an orbiter mission.
But coming to Mars mission, the French space agency looks for collaborating with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and build a Mars Rover unlike the 2013 Mars orbiter.
This news comes ahead of ISRO attempting its mega launch of 104 satellites this week in a single launch by its workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).
Out of 104 satellites, 88 are from the US. Other satellites include from countries like Israel, UAE, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
Only three Indian satellites — Cartosat 2 and two Indian nano satellites will be a part of the project.