Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will make its third venture to the Moon through the Chandrayaan-3 mission in August this year. This was stated by Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to Lok Sabha.
Chandrayaan -3 is a planned third lunar exploration mission by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
Following Chandrayaan-2 of July 2019, where a last-minute glitch in the soft landing guidance software led to the failure of the lander’s soft landing attempt after a successful orbital insertion, another lunar mission for demonstrating soft landing was proposed.
Chandrayaan-3 will be a mission repeat of Chandrayaan-2 but will only include a lander and rover similar to that of Chandrayaan-2. It will not have an orbiter.
The spacecraft is planned to be launched in August 2022. “Based on the learning from Chandrayaan -2 and suggestions of national level expert group.
Many types of hardware tests are successfully completed.
The ISRO has planned 19 missions until December consisting of eight Launch Vehicle missions , seven Spacecraft missions and four Technology demonstrator missions.
The ISRO has been allotted ₹13, 700 crore for this financial year.