India’s Lunar Mission Chandrayaan-3 Launch May Take Place In Early 2021

by pranjalipargaonkar

New Delhi : India’s Chandrayaan-3 may be launched early next year. Union Minister Jitendra Singh gave this information on Sunday. He told that Chandrayaan-3 will not have an orbiter, only the lander and rover will be part of it.

Jitendra Singh, who holds the responsibility of Minister of State for Space Department, said, “Chandrayaan-3 will be launched in early 2021. It will be like a repeat mission of Chandrayaan-2, which will have the same lander and rover. Chandrayaan-3 will not have an orbiter. Chandrayaan-2 was launched on July 22, 2019. Its lander-rover was supposed to land on the moon’s south pole on September 7, 2019, but had crash landing at the last moment. Its orbiter is working properly and sending important data. After the crash landing of Chandrayaan-2, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) planned to send Chandrayaan-3 by the end of this year, but it is delayed due to the Coronavirus epidemic.”

The Union Minister said that Chandrayaan-1, launched in 2008, was ISRO’s first lunar mission. It gave important evidence to the world about water on the moon. Data from Chandrayaan-1 indicated that there is water at the poles of the moon. Today scientists from all over the world are doing research on it. He said that India is also preparing for its first manned space mission Gaganyaan. Training and other procedures are being done for this. Due to the COVID-19, there have been some problems in this, but the whole effort is that it should be completed till 2022 as per the predetermined deadline.

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