Chandrayaan-3 launch in June next year : ISRO chairman

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Chandrayaan-3 launch in June next year

The Indian Space Research Organisation is planning to launch Chandrayaan-3, its third mission to the Moon, in June next year.

Important facts

  • It has a more robust lunar rover on board which is vital for future inter-planetary explorations.

  • The space agency has also planned the first test flight of the 'abort mission' for the country's first manned spacecraft Gaganyaan early next year.

  • Chandrayaan-3 (C-3) launch will be in June next year onboard the Launch Vehicle Mark-3 (LVM3).

  • ISRO plans to send Indian astronauts into orbit by the end of 2024 after carrying out abort missions and unmanned test flights.

  • India's first attempt to land a rover on the Moon had failed after the Vikram lander on the Chandrayaan-2 mission crashed on the lunar surface in September 2019.

ISRO’s Moon Exploration Mission 

  • Chandrayaan 1 

  • Chandrayaan-2 

  • The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) recently announced India's third lunar mission Chandrayaan-3, which will consist of a lander and a rover.

About ISRO 

  • It is India's leading space exploration agency, headquartered in Bangalore.

  • ISRO was formed in the year 1969 with a view to develop and exploit space technology while pursuing planetary exploration and space science research.

  • The first Indian satellite Aryabhata was built by ISRO which was launched on 19 April 1975 with the help of the Soviet Union.

  • Chairman - S Somnath

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