Chandrayaan-3 scheduled for launch in August 2022: Jitendra Singh

Chandrayaan-3 scheduled for launch in August 2022: Jitendra Singh

Hummingbird News Desk

NEW DELHI, 3 FEB: Chandrayaan-3, the next phase of India’s mission to the moon, is scheduled for launch in August, 2022. The Department of Space has also planned as many as 19 missions this year, the union minister Jitendra Singh told the Lok Sabha in a written reply.

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“Based on the learnings from Chandrayaan-2 and suggestions made by the national level experts, the realization of Chandrayaan-3 is in progress. Many related hardware and their special tests are successfully completed and the Launch is scheduled for August 2022,” said Mr Singh.

The Minister informed that the number of missions planned during 2022 (Jan to Dec’22) are 19 viz., 08 Launch Vehicle Missions, 07 Spacecraft Missions and 04 Technology Demonstrator Missions.

He also said several ongoing missions were impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, reprioritization of projects has taken place in the back drop of Space Sector reforms and newly introduced demand driven models, he added.

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