Chandrayaan-3 scheduled for launch in August 2022

Union Minister of State Atomic Energy and Space Dr Jitendra Singh. (File Photo/PIB)

New Delhi: Union Minister of State Atomic Energy and Space Dr Jitendra Singh has said that Chandrayaan-3 is scheduled for launch in August 2022.

In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha on February 2, 2022, Dr Jitendra Singh said, based on the learnings from Chandrayaan-2 and suggestions made by the national level experts, the realization of Chandrayaan-3 is in progress. Many related hardware and their special tests are successfully completed and the Launch is scheduled for August 2022.

The Minister informed that the number of missions planned during 2022 (Jan to Dec’22) are 19 viz., 08 Launch Vehicle Missions, 07 Spacecraft Missions and 04 Technology Demonstrator Missions.

Several ongoing missions were impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, reprioritization of projects has taken place in the back drop of Space Sector reforms and newly introduced demand driven models. The following missions were realized in last 3 years.

List of Satellites launched in last 3 years’ time frame

Satellite NameLaunch Date  
EOS-03Aug 12, 2021
Amazonia-1Feb 28, 2021
Satish Dhawan SAT (SDSAT)Feb 28, 2021
UNITYsatFeb 28, 2021
CMS-01Dec 17, 2020
EOS-01Nov 07, 2020
GSAT-30Jan 17, 2020
RISAT-2BR1Dec 11, 2019
Cartosat-3Nov 27, 2019
Chandrayaan-2Jul 22, 2019
RISAT-2BMay 22, 2019
EMISATApr 01, 2019
GSAT-31Feb 06, 2019
Microsat-RJan 24, 2019
Kalamsat-V2Jan 24, 2019

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