Chandrayaan-3: India to Attempt Soft Landing on Moon in 2020-21

Tech | PTI | January 1, 2020, 7:28 pm
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 India will launch its third mission Chandrayaan-3 to the moon in an attempt to land on its surface in 2020-21, after its second mission Chandrayaan-2 failed to accomplish it as its lander crashed on it on September 7, 2019, a top space official said.<br /><br />
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India will launch its third mission Chandrayaan-3 to the moon in an attempt to land on its surface in 2020-21, after its second mission Chandrayaan-2 failed to accomplish it as its lander crashed on it on September 7, 2019, a top space official said.

"The government has approved Chandrayan-3 mission for soft-landing near the south pole of the moon later this year or early next year. Unlike in Chandrayaan-2, the third mission will have only a lander and rover and not an orbiter," state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman S Sivan told reporters during a press conference in Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)

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 ISRO Chairman K Sivan fields media questions during a press conference at ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)
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ISRO Chairman K Sivan fields media questions during a press conference at ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)

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 ISRO Chairman K Sivan gestures during a press conference at ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)
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ISRO Chairman K Sivan gestures during a press conference at ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)

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 ISRO Chairman K Sivan during a press conference at ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)
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ISRO Chairman K Sivan during a press conference at ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru. (Image: PTI)

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