Indian Space Research Organization is aiming for its next moon mission Chandrayaan-3. The space agency is planning to launch its next mission to the moon by November 2020.
“There is a good launch window in November”. “Rover, Lander, and landing operations will get more focus this time and whatever deficiencies in the Chandrayaan-2 mission will be corrected,” this has been told to PTI by a senior ISRO official.
Since October, ISRO formed multiple committees including an overall panel and three sub-committees which held four high-level meetings headed by S Somanath, Director of
Thiruvananthapuram-based Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, the lead center responsible for all launch vehicle programs of ISRO, to discuss about Chandrayaan-3.
The new mission will include only a lander and rover because the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter is functioning well.
Considering the recommendation by sub-committees and experts, sources said:” It is essential to carry out detailed analysis on the changes of lander system.”Another said that our top priority for the new mission is ” strengthening the legs of the lander” so that it allows landing even with a higher velocity. It is not yet decided about the number of payloads on the lander.
Till now ISRO has planned on 10 aspects some of which are local navigation, absolute navigation, lander site selection.
It has been said that ISRO could collaborate with the Japanese space agency in this new moon mission.
Fernando Angulo, Head of Communications, SEMrush once said that-“India is showing great interest in the initiatives taken by ISRO. People are using Twitter as a platform to share their views on the mission. It is overwhelming to see that despite the mission’s result, people are being positive and neutral in their approach”
According to a study, three days from September 6 to 9 tweets on twitter related to ISRO reached 87,336.
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