ISRO chief K Sivan speaking to reporters in Bengaluru on Wednesday.
ISRO chief K Sivan speaking to reporters in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

Work on Chandrayaan-3 started: ISRO chief

ANI | Updated: Jan 22, 2020 13:38 IST

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Jan 22 (ANI): The work on Chandrayaan-3 mission has started and it is going on at full speed, ISRO chief K Sivan said on Wednesday.
"The work on Chandrayaan-3 has started and it is going at full speed," he told reporters here.
Asked whether ISRO look at a manned mission to the Moon, Sivan said, "Definitely someday but not immediately."
Earlier this month, Sivan had stated that Chandrayaan-3's configuration will be almost similar to Chandrayaan-2 but the new mission will have a rover with a propulsion module.
"In Chandrayaan-2 we had orbiter, lander and rover configuration. But the Chandrayaan-3 will be having a lander and rover with a propulsion module. The work is being carried out very smoothly," he had said.
Sivan further said that Chandrayaan-3's lander and craft cost is approximately Rs 250 crore, whereas the launch cost will be around Rs 350 crore. (ANI)

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