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Chandrayaan-3: India announces to send another space mission to the moon


India has announced plans to go to the moon once again under Chandrayaan-3, just months after the failure of Chandrayaan-2.

Indian Space Agency Indian Space Research Organization, ISRO chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan said in a statement on Wednesday that the project has received approval from the Government.

The mission is to reach the southern polar region of the moon, where no country has reached, Sivan added.

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He also said that it is believed that in this region water is available in the form of ice as its surface is not affected by the extent of the Sun.

According to ISRO, to search for the presence of Ice or water is also an important element of this mission.

The presence of water on the Moon was first reported in 2008.

Sivan said that the Chandrayaan-3 will have the same features as the Chandrayaan-2.

So far only three countries – the United States, Russia and China – have landed on the moon.

Last year, China’s Chang’e 4 arrived very close to the moon, while Israel tried to land its aircraft on Moon in April 2019, in which it failed.

India is known for its low-cost satellites and space missions.

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