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India decides to launch Chandrayaan-3 by first half of 2021


According to the Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Jitendra Singh, a possible schedule for the launch of Chandrayaan-3 is decided to be implemented in the first half of 2021. The preparation of Chandrayaan-3 has been done by taking lessons from the previously launched Chandrayaan-2, a Moon mission which was launched in 2019, in which the Indian Space and Research Organisation (ISRO)’s Vikram Lander lost contact following a hard landing on the Moon’s surface. Chandrayaan-3 will be designed to uplift design, capacity with a cost of around Rs 610 crore, including Rs 360 crore for the launch rocket.