Chandrayaan-3 Launch News: Chandrayaan-3 is now expected to be launched in 2022 instead of 2021. ISRO chief K Sivan has informed me about this. He has also given the reason for the delay in the launch of Chandrayaan-3. The COVID-19 lockdown has affected several projects of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), including Chandrayaan-3 and the country’s first manned space mission ‘Gaganyaan’. Due to this, its launching is delayed. Chandrayaan-3 will not have an ‘orbiter’ like its earlier vehicles. The orbiter that was in Chandrayaan-2 will be used for Chandrayaan-3 as well.
Will not orbiter
ISRO chief Sivan said that Chandrayaan-3 will be very similar to Chandrayaan-2, but there will be no orbiter in it. The orbiter that was in Chandrayaan-2 will be used for Chandrayaan-3 as well. we are working on it. We are building a system for this and it will be launched in 2022 next year. Let us know that Chandrayaan-2 was launched on 22 July 2019 and it was sent to take off the rover in the South Pole region of the Moon.
Plan to launch unmanned mission
Chandrayaan-2 lander ‘Vikram’ was not successful in making a ‘soft landing’ on 7 September 2019. Then India’s dream of achieving this success in the first attempt remained unfulfilled. Chandrayaan-3 is also an important mission for ISRO which will open the way forward for India in interplanetary ‘landing’. Sivan said that there is a plan to launch ISRO’s first unmanned mission in December this year under the Gaganyaan project, which was to be launched only in December last year.
3 plans to send Indians to space
There is a plan to send three Indians to space by 2022 under the Gaganyaan project. Four ‘test pilots’ have been selected for this mission, who are currently training in Russia. When asked about the launch of the third module-manned mission under this project, Sivan said that a lot of technical demonstration is required. After testing that all the technology is perfect, we will decide the launch time of the manned mission.