Chandrayaan 3 specifics

Unlike Chandrayaan-2, which included an Orbiter, a lander and a rover, Chandrayaan-3 will only have a lander and rover, along with a propulsion module, ISRO chairman K Sivan said

What happened to Chandrayaan-2?

Chandrayaan-2 was a highly complex mission that aimed to explore the south pole of the moon by studying all the areas, Combining the exosphere, the surface as well as the sub surface of the moon in a single mission. But the mission remained unsuccessful when the Chandrayaan-2's Vikram lander had a hard landing, and crashed on the lunar surface, even though it managed to complete 90-95% of its objectives

A Milestone to be achieved

If the mission is successful, it would india the fourth country to achieve a soft landing on the Moon, and boost its credentials as a low-cost space power So far, Only Russia (The Soviet Union), US and China have successfully put a mission on the Moon's surface


As per ISRO, the total cost of Chandrayaan-3 mission will be over 600 Crores. In comparision, the total cost of the Chandrayaan-2 mission was 960 crores

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When is the mission scheduled?

The next phase of India's ambitiouus Moon mission Chandrayaan-3, is schedualed for take-off by 2021 instead of the second half of 2020 as suggested by the government

What is Chandrayaan-3?

The Chandrayaan-3 is the successor to the Chandrayaan-2 mission and it will likely attempt another soft-landing on the lunar surface

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