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"We are planning to have a space station for India, our own space station," Sivan said while addressing a press conference. The ambitious project will be an extension of the Gaganyaan mission.

Chandryaan-2 will explore a region of moon where no mission has ever set foot. The ISRO chief said the landing site, at about 70 degrees south latitude, is the southernmost for any mission till date.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is raring to launch India's second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 as per schedule in July.

Sivan said that ISRO's next mission will be the launch of Chandrayaan-2 between July 9 and 16. It will land on the moon on September 16.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launches PSLVC46 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. PSLVC46 will launch the RISAT-2B radar earth observation satellite into a 555 km-altitude orbit.

The satellite will be lifted off by the trusted workhorse PSLV-C46. This will be the 48th mission of PSLV.

ISRO said the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLVMKIII) will carry three modules of this lunar mission- Orbiter, Lander (Vikram) and Rover (Pragyam).

The low-Earth orbit satellite was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at 9.30 am. This comes days after India test-fired an anti-satellite (ASAT) missile in the Mission Shakti operation.