Government today informed the Parliament that Lander (Vikram) is undergoing final integration tests.
Rover (Pragyan) has completed all tests and waiting for the Vikram readiness to undergo further tests. Orbiter of Chandrayaan-2 is ready for integration with the Lander.
Vikram is totally a new and complicated design. Several tests are to be conducted in order to prove the design.
These tests have taken more time than expected. There is no cost escalation due to this delay.
They are 17 launch vehicle missions, 18 satellite missions and one technology demonstration.
This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.