ISRO's Chandrayaan-3 to be launched in early 2021, without orbiter

NewsBharati    07-Sep-2020
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New Delhi, September 07: Speaking about India's most ambitious project Chandrayaan-3, Dr. Jitendra Singh announced that the launch of Chandrayaan-3 may now take place somewhere in early 2021. He added that India's mission to Moon will include a rover and a lander but not an orbiter like its predecessor.
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Meanwhile, preparations are going on for India’s first-ever Human Space Mission Gaganyaan, said, Dr. Jitendra Singh. The training processes and other procedures are also in place. e 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.
He also gave the information about the Chandrayaan-1 Dr. Jitendra Singh said that ISRO’s maiden mission to the Moon has sent images that show that Moon may be rusting along the poles. He also added that The sign of this funding is that even though the surface of the moon is known to have iron-rich rocks, meanwhile it is not known for the presence of the of water and oxygen, which are the two elements needed to interact with iron to create rust, he said.
Chandrayann 1 was the first Indian lunar probe under the Chandrayaan program. It was launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation in October 2008 and operated until August 2009. The mission included a lunar orbiter and an impactor. India launched the spacecraft using a PSLV-XL rocket on 22 October 2008 at 00:52
Moreover, the Scientists at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) say that this could be because the Earth's atmosphere is lending a helping hand which, in other words, means that the Earth's atmosphere could be protecting 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.