After the Chandrayaan-2 mission, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) planned to launch another mission Chandrayaan-3 to the moon by the end of 2020. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was postponed.
MoS for Space Dr. Jitendra Singh on Sunday made an announcement that the launch of Chandrayaan-3 may take place in early 2021. He said that Chandrayaan-3 will include a lander and rover but not an orbiter. The orbiter of Chandrayaan-2 is in working condition and it can able to send data to earth. Chandrayaan-3 will be a repeat mission of Chandrayaan-2 hence it will not have any orbiter. He also said about the Chandrayaan-1 mission which transmitted the image of the Moon which may be rusting along the poles, which indicates the presence of oxygen and water.
Minister Jitendra Singh also mentioned about ISRO’s Gaganyaan mission that it may take place in a timeline of around 2022. The training processes for this mission is in progress.
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