Chandrayaan-3 to explore human habitat on Moon: Union Minister Jitendra Singh

Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Jitendra Singh on Saturday that India’s lunar mission Chandrayaan-3 will explore the possibilities of human habitat on the moon.

The Union Minister said Chandrayaan has placed India as the leading global player as far as space technology is concerned.

“The outcomes are going to be at multiple levels to the benefit of India. It has placed India as the leading global player regarding space technology and the space sector,” Jitendra Singh said. (ANI)

Chandrayaan-3 is the planned third lunar exploration mission by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It is part of the Chandrayaan program, which aims to explore the Moon’s surface and conduct scientific experiments.

The Chandrayaan-3 mission follows the previous missions, Chandrayaan-1 and Chandrayaan-2. Chandrayaan-1 was launched in 2008 and successfully completed its mission, including the discovery of water molecules on the lunar surface. Chandrayaan-2 was launched in 2019 and consisted of an orbiter, lander, and rover. Although the orbiter was successfully placed in lunar orbit, the lander and rover, named Vikram and Pragyan, respectively, experienced a hard landing and the mission did not achieve its objective of a soft landing on the Moon.

ISRO announced its plans for Chandrayaan-3 to rectify the shortcomings of Chandrayaan-2 and accomplish the mission objectives that were not achieved previously. The primary objective of Chandrayaan-3 is to successfully land a rover on the lunar surface and conduct scientific experiments. It will also include an orbiter component, similar to Chandrayaan-2.

As of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, the specific details regarding the launch date and the exact timeline for Chandrayaan-3 had not been announced. I recommend checking with the latest news updates or ISRO’s official website for the most up-to-date information on the mission.

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