As per the reports coming from different sources, ISRO has revealed about their planning for a soft-land mission on the moon by November 2020. The recent mission, Chandrayaan 2 faced a lot of communication problems with its lander and during that time, the Korean hacker group, Lazarus, also targeted the space research organization with Dtrack malware.
Although the mission Chandrayaan-2 was not totally successful but it was considered as the toughest mission to land on the surface of the moon where no other country ever tried to land.
Chandrayaan 3: The Second Attempt of ISRO To Land On the Surface Of Moon
It has been believed that the lander Vikram and rover Pragyan were destroyed during the harsh landing on the surface of the moon, the mission still managed to survive by the orbiter and has also sent a picture of the moon’s crater.
It has been said by ISRO, that they are working on Chandrayaan 3 mission, which is said to be their second attempt to land on the surface of the moon.
The scientists are working on a different design for the lander and the rover to avoid further failures during the landing. Moreover, Chandrayaan 3 will not have an orbiter as the orbiter from Chandrayaan 2 is fully functional.
The Indian space organization, ISRO, has told several committees in four high-level meetings about their plans for Chandrayaan 3, on Tuesday. The committee reviewed the configuration of Chandrayaan 3 on its propulsion, sensors, overall engineering, navigation, and guidance.
Further reports suggest that the lander and rover will be guided by a detachable module that freights the engine and the fuel which is essential for the journey. The module will be termed as “propulsion module” and the mission will also feature fewer orbital movements than the previous mission, Chandrayaan 2 which had a total of 6 orbits around the earth and the moon.