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In a video, ISRO gives a glimpse of Chandrayaan-3 and other space missions

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has released a photo of its third lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3. This is the first time a photo of Chandrayaan-3, which the space agency claims are in the assembly process, has been released.

ISRO head S Somnath recently stated that they are testing the propulsion system of Chandrayaan-3, which is scheduled to launch in August of this year.

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The photographs from the moon trip were included in a documentary titled “Space on Wheels,” which ISRO uploaded on its website and features 75 satellites launched by India as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav festivities.

The ISRO video purports to show the Chandrayaan-3 lander touching down on the lunar surface. It also depicts current work on Gaganyaan, India’s first manned space mission, as well as the Venus Orbiter Mission and the NISAR Mission.

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Chandrayaan-3, which was supposed to launch in late 2020, was delayed owing to the coronavirus epidemic. ISRO previously said that Chandrayaan-3 will not feature an orbiter.

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India’s previous lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, was launched on July 22, 2019, on board the country’s most powerful geosynchronous launch vehicle with the goal of landing a rover on the uncharted Lunar South Pole.

However, on September 7, 2019, the lander Vikram crashed-landed, ending India’s aim of being the first nation to safely land on the lunar surface in its first attempt.

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The space agency spent Rs 960 crore on the Chandrayaan-2 project, whose Orbiter has been circling the moon in an elliptical motion at around 100 km from the lunar surface since August 20, 2019.

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