Space missions are often realized by many countries at huge expense. But the effort of India which succeeded in the mission with less cost is noteworthy. ISRO’s excellence is behind the completion of the mission with a low budget.
Everything from the spacecraft and launch vehicle to critical ground support facilities could be planned at low cost.
Maintaining a low budget without compromising mission objectives is not an easy task for space missions. Budget should never be a challenge for such a large commitment to space exploration, right?
Not even half the cost of Luna
The ISR has successfully launched low-cost missions before. ISRO is leveraging indigenous technology in collaboration with other countries.
India completed the lunar mission at a cost less than the budget of some big budget space movies. Why India has not even spent half of what Russia spent on Luna.
The Luna 25 mission had a budget of around $200 million. The budget of around Rs 1,651 crore covered various expenses including launch operations, mission control and analysis of data from the moon. The probe was equipped with sophisticated instruments including spectrometers and cameras. The equipment was designed to analyze the surface structure of the moon and capture more detailed images.