Minister of State for Space Dr Jitendra Singh said that the launch of Chandrayaan-3 may now take place somewhere in early 2021. Chandrayaan-3 will be a mission repeat of Chandrayaan-2 and will include a Lander and Rover similar to that of Chandrayaan-2, but will not have an orbiter.
Dr Singh also said that meanwhile, preparations are on for India’s first ever Human Space Mission Gaganyaan. He said, constraints due to Covid pandemic led to some disruptions in the plan for Gaganyaan but efforts are going on to stick to the timeline of around 2022. (AIR)