India’s third mission to Moon, Chandrayaan 3 launch date is anticipated and it shall be in the third quarter of 2022.
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that Chandrayaan 3 is likely to be launched during the third quarter of 2022 assuming normal workflow henceforth. In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today, he said, the realization of Chandrayaan-3 is in progress.
The realization of Chandrayaan 3 involves various processes including finalization of configuration, subsystems realization, integration, spacecraft level detailed testing, and a number of special tests to evaluate the system performance on earth. The realization of progress was hampered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, all works that were possible in work from home mode were taken up even during lockdown periods. Chandrayaan-3 realization resumed after commencement of unlock period and is in matured stage of realization.
About India’s Chandrayaan Missions:
– Chandrayaan 1: India’s first mission to Moon, was launched successfully on 22nd October 2008. Click here to know more about this mission.
– Chandrayaan 2: India’s second mission to the Moon, Chandrayaan-2 was launched on 22nd July 2019. Click here to know more about this mission.
Both missions were launched from Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota.
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