The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), which suffered heartbreak in its attempt to land a probe on Moon, i.e Chandrayaan-2, in its first attempt in September, has started working on the next iteration of the project,presntly called Chandrayaan-3, according to various reports.
The deadline of the said project is said to be November 2020.
According to reports, the Bengaluru-based ISRO has formed an overall panel with three sub-panels to work on the project and held a few high-level meetings in October.
Further, the new mission is expected to include only a lander and a rover as the same of the Chandrayaan-2 are working well. The overview panel held a meeting on Tuesday to review the configuration of Chandrayaan-3. Further, it also considered suggestions made by the various panels on aspects like navigation, propulsion, sensors, engineering, guidance etc.
Chandrayaan-2, which was launched on July 22, was India’s second mission to Moon after 2008’s Chandrayaan. It intended to make a soft landing on the lunar surface, an attempt, if successful would have made India only the fourth nation-after USA, China and Russia-to achieve this feat and the first to do so in its maiden attempt.