Chandrayaan-3 is likely to be launched in early 2021 instead of the second half of 2020 : Union Minister Jitendra Singh

    Instead of the second half 2020, Chandrayaan-3 is likely to be launched in early 2021, said on Monday by Union Minister Jitendra Singh.

    Like Chandrayaan-2, There has no orbiter on Chandrayaan-3 as previous mission said by Union Minister.

    As we know about the Chandrayaan-2 which is launched on 22 July 2019 and target the south pole of the moon on September 7, 2019. But unfortunately, the mission was unsuccessful for the hard landing of lander Vikram on the moon surface.  From the mission, the good news was that the orbiter was placed on the moon orbit successfully, and till now it’s working fine and transmit data to earth.

    For the hard landing of Vikram on the moon surface the mission Chandrayaan-2 was unsuccessful, so the Indian space reaches organization (ISRO) plan to lunch Chandyaan-3 at the end of 2020 but due to the corona pandemic the chandrayaan-3 delay and its take-over to 2021.

    Recently the Chnandrayaan-1 send a picture of the moon where it is shown that the moon may be rusting along the poles according to the reports of Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (MoS) for the Department of Space.

    About rust, in moon pole, Jitendra Singh said, “The sign of this finding is that even though the surface of the Moon is known to have iron-rich rocks, it is not known for the presence of water and oxygen, which are the two elements needed to interact with iron to create rust”.

    According to this incident scientists at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said, “This could also be a sign that the Earth’s atmosphere is sheltering the moon as well. Thus, the Chandrayaan-1 Moon data indicates that the Moon’s poles are home to water, this is what the scientists are trying to decipher.”

    Also, ISRO is peppering for its Human space mission on Moon by Gaganyaan which training processes and other procedures are currently underway.

    Minister Jitendra Singh said, “Constraints due to the COVID pandemic led to some disruptions in the plan for Gaganyaan but efforts are going on to stick to the timeline of around 2022.”

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