Chandrayaan-3 to be launched in early 2021

Chandrayaan-3 launch may occur in early 2021, mission won't have orbiter - Union Minister 

India is making a pace with the other developed countries in the field of Space Research. The space research agency ISRO sent missions on the moon. 

Chandrayaan- 1 was India's first mission to the Moon launched by ISRO on 22nd October, 2008. It was equipped with a lunar orbiter and an impactor. It was launched on a modified version of the PSLV-C11 from Satish Dhwan Space Centre, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. 

Chandrayaan- 2 was India's second lunar mission developed by ISRO after Chandrayaan- 1. The mission was launched from the Satish Dhwan Space Centre, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh on 22nd July, 2019 at 2:43 PM (IST) to the moon. It consisted of a lunar orbiter, a lander named Vikram and lunar rover named Pragyan. 

The main objective of the mission was to explore the location and existence of water on the moon. 

ISRO Set to Launch Chandrayaan-3 Early Next Year; Spacecraft to Carry Lander and Rover

India's mission to moon is on peak except for this COVID -19 pandemic situation space agency ISRO delayed the mission to 2021. It means India's mission to Moon Chandrayaan-3 to be launched in early 2021. Chandrayaan-3 won't have an orbiter rather it include a lander and a rover only . 

On Sunday, 6th of September, Minister of State for Space Department Jitendra Singh announced that ISRO's Chandrayaan-3 to be launched in early 2021, without Orbiter.Meanwhile in his announcenent he also added that preparations are happening for India's first-ever Human Space mission Gaganyaan. 

After the Chandrayaan - 2 mission in September last year, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had alredy made an announcement of launching an another mission to the moon by the top of 2020.

Chandrayaan-2 which was launched on July 22, 2019. The Chandrayaan-2 mission was India's dream to become the primary nation in the world who landed on the South Pole of the moon in its maiden attempt. But the lander Vikram, hard landed on the surface spoiled India's dream to become the primary successful nation. But the orbiter of Chandrayaan-2 continues to be working excellent and it's been sending data.Chandrayaan–III mission has been configured supported the teachings learnt from Chadrayaan – II,” Singh said. 

As well as the Minister of State for the Department of Space Dr Jitendra Singh also said that Chandrayaan-1 mission which was launched in the year 2008, ISRO's maiden mission to the Moon has been sending photos of the Moon which show that Earth's satellite is also rusting along the poles. Therefore, Scientists of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has said that this might be because of Earth’s own atmosphere is lending a assist which suggests that Earth’s atmosphere will be protecting the Moon still. For that Chandrayaan-3 to be launched in 2021 sans orbiter, images suggest Moon rusting along poles. 

But because of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic and thus the lockdown led to a delay in the launch of the 'Chandrayaan-3' lunar exploration mission. So now it's expected to be launched in early 2021. If situation become normal and fine India will become the world's fourth country to conduct a soft lunar landing after Russia (the USSR), Japan and China. 

In the mean time, ISRO is additionally preparing for its first manned space mission ‘Gagaynyaan’, which is anticipated to launch in next two years. But “Constraints because of the COVID pandemic led to some disruptions within the plan for Gaganyaan but efforts are occurring to stay to the timeline of around 2022,” the minister Dr Jitendra Singh added.

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