Chandrayaan-3: Launch this year

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  • January 1, 2020
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Chandrayaan-3: Launch this year

Part of: GS Prelims and GS Mains III- Space Science & technology

In News

  • India will launch Chandrayaan-3 in 2020, government stated, asserting that the mission cost will be less than Chandrayaan-2. The experience gathered from Chandrayaan-2 and available infrastructure would bring down the cost of Chandrayaan-3

Value Addition for Prelims

  • Chandrayaan-2 mission was India’s first attempt to land on lunar surface. The ISRO had planned the landing on the South Pole of the lunar surface. However, the lander Vikram hard-landed.
  • Nevertheless, the Chandrayaan 2 orbiter remains in good health
  • ISRO’s new commercial arm New Space India Ltd. (NSIL) will oversee the technology transfer to the private sector and manufacturing of space components by the industry.

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