Chandrayaan-3 is scheduled for launch in August 2022: Dr Jitendra Singh

New Delhi: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology Dr Jitendra Singh today said that Chandrayaan-3 is scheduled for launch in August 2022. In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, Dr Jitendra Singh said, based on the learnings from Chandrayaan-2 and suggestions made by the national level experts, the realization of Chandrayaan-3 is in progress. Much related hardware and their special tests are successfully completed and the launch is scheduled for August 2022.

The Minister informed that the number of missions planned during 2022 (Jan to December 2022) are 19 viz., 08 Launch Vehicle Missions, 07 Spacecraft Missions and 04 Technology Demonstrator Missions.

"Several ongoing missions were impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, reprioritization of projects has taken place in the backdrop of space sector reforms and newly introduced demand-driven models," he further informed.

Mission Chandrayaan 3

Mission Chandrayaan 3 is the third planned lunar exploration mission by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It follows ISRO's Chandrayaan 2 mission, which though successfully deployed its orbiter around the Moon but failed to soft-land its lander and deploys its rover after a last-minute glitch in soft landing guidance software.

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