Chandrayaan-3 will be launched in the first half of 2021: Government

NEW DELHI: Chandrayaan-3 will be launched in early 2021, Union Jitendra Singh said, indicating there could be a slight delay in the launch of the third moon mission.

In a written answer to a question in Lok sabha , the Minister of State in the Office of Prime Minister Singh said that four biological and two physical science experiments related to microgravity will be carried out during the Gaganyaan project, India's manned space mission.

Singh said that the revised configuration deals with robustness in design, improved capacity for mission flexibility and, at the same time, retained Chandrayaan-II's heritage as much as possible.

The tentative launch schedule for Chandrayaan - III is the first half of 2021. The Chandrayaan - III mission was set up based on the lessons learned from Chadrayaan - II, Singh said.

Chandrayaan-II landed on the lunar surface last year.

The Space Research Organization of India had resolved to launch the project again. He had said that the project will probably be launched by the end of the year.

In elaborating on the progress made in Gaganyaan, Singh said that hardware completion has begun for the ground test and the space flight training of four astronaut candidates has also begun.

Four biological and two physical science experiments related to the microgravity of academic institutions are shortlisted ..., said Singh.

National collaboration for the design, development and delivery of human-centered products, such as the crew's medical team, the crew's health monitoring system, the emergency survival kit, the dosimeters, the earmuffs and The fire extinguishing system has begun, Singh said.

A three-week training program for the flight surgeon in Isro was also completed with the participation of CNES, the French space agency, he added.