In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, the Minister of State for Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said, India is likely to present its third mission chandrayaan-3 on the moon in the third quarter of next year. The spacecraft has been slightly delayed due to the corona infection epidemic. In view of the latest working conditions, Chandrayaan-3 is likely to be introduced by the third quarter of next year.
Union Minister said, "Chandrayaan-3's work includes a number of processes such as finalization of shape, construction of sub-systems, consolidation, detailed spacecraft level testing and several special tests to evaluate the performance of the system on Earth." Singh said the process of work was disrupted due to corona epidemic. After the commencement of the unlock period, the work on Chandrayaan-3 resumed and is now in advance stage of completion.
Earlier, ISRO chief K Sivan had issued a statement expressing hope for the launch in 2022. The government has taken a Sivan had said that several projects of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) including Chandrayaan-3 and the country's first human space mission Gaganyaan have been affected due to corona lockdown. Chandrayaan-3 will not have an 'orbiter' like its predecessors. The government has taken a Sivan had said, 'We are working on it. It is similar to Chandrayaan-2, but it will not have an orbiter. Only orbiters sent with Chandrayaan-2 will be used for Chandrayaan-3.