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India plans to send a probe to Venus within the next 10 years.

ISRO is expected to launch the Venus mission dubbed "Shukrayaan" by 2024, a year later than planned.

ISRO is expected to launch the Venus mission dubbed "Shukrayaan" by 2024, a year later than planned.Times of India quoted ISRO chairman saying that the work on the proposed orbiter mission to Venus, "Shukrayaan," is going on. It will be delayed by one year due to pandemic restrictions. Another official said that it would be launched either in 2024 or 2026 based on the optimal window time. It was earlier scheduled for launch in mid-2023.

Russia, France, Sweden, and Germany are collaborating in the mission. Space News reported that an ISRO scientist informed NASA's decadal planning committee of the delay. The target launch date has been pushed to December 2024. The spacecraft will carry several instruments to Venus to study the atmosphere and study the planet while the mission duration is expected to be four years.

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