Chandrayaan-3: Big update on ISRO’s moon mission, K Sivan announces change in launch date

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Bengaluru | Published: January 1, 2020 1:47 PM

The ISRO on Wednesday announced that work on the country's third lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3 was on and the launch may shift to next year.

ISRO chairman K Sivan said all activities related to the third lunar mission were going on smoothly.

The ISRO on Wednesday announced that work on the country’s third lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3 was on and the launch may shift to next year. The announcement comes a day after Union Minister Jitendra Singh said India will launch Chandrayaan-3 in 2020.

Addressing a press conference here, ISRO chairman K Sivan said all activities related to the third lunar mission were going on smoothly. It will also have a lander, rover and a propulsion module like its predecessor, he said. On the cost of the project, Sivan said, “the mission would cost Rs 250 crore.” The launch of Chandrayaan 3 may shift to next year, he said.

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