Space programme seeks to bounce back after 2019 project ended with a crash landing on the lunar surfaceIndia plans to make a fresh attempt at an unmanned mission on the moon this year, the head of the country’s space programme has said, after a 2019 bid ended in a crash landing.Work was going “smoothly” on the Chandrayaan-3 mission to put a rover probe on the moon’s surface, Indian Space Research Organisation chairman K Sivan said. “We are targeting the launch for this year but it may spillover to next year,” Sivan said. Indian sources said authorities had set November as a provisional target for launch. Continue reading…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/jan/02/chandrayaan-3-india-unveils-fresh-35m-attempt-to-put-a-rover-on-the-moon
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Publish date : 2020-01-02 02:26:00
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