The success of Chandrayaan I moon mission, India is now looking at exploration of outer space using planetary missions including a human space flight programme. India’s first Chandrayaan-1 mission intended to study the Moon using eleven scientific instruments built in India.
With this, preparation of a 3-dimensional atlas of the lunar surface and chemical and mineralogical mapping of entire lunar surface has been undertaken by scientists from India and abroad. India takes special interest in capacity building and services for enabling the developing countries in the application of Space technology. So far 824 scholars from 31 countries from the Asia-Pacific region and 27 scholars from 17 countries outside the Asia-pacific region have benefited from the educational activities of this Centre,
India has also been discussing at various levels the need for embarking on a human space flight programme. Exploration of outer space using planetary missions will be furthered with Chandrayaan-2 and its follow on missions.