Failures are the stepping stones to success and ISRO has been proving it time and time again. After a failed attempt to make a soft landing on the farther side of the Moon back in September, ISRO is reportedly planning to attempt Chandrayaan 3 moon landing in November 2020.
The Indian Space Research Organisation has constituted a committee to prepare a report on proposed Chandrayaan-3 and foresee the possibility of the launch of the same later next year. The head of the committee is S Somanath who is the Director of Thiruvanathapuram-based Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre.
“The panel’s report is awaited. The committee has been given a guideline to prepare the mission before the end of next year,” a senior ISRO official told news agency Press Trust of India.
The official also added that ISRO will focus more on the Rover, lander and landing operations.
On September 7, the space organization attempted to land home-nurtured Chandrayaan 2’s Vikaram Lander on the far side of the moon. However, ISRO lost contact with the lander minutes before the landing could have taken place. Thereafter, ISRO had 14 days (1 lunar day) to make contact with the lander, however, it failed.
Ever since a national level committee consisting of academics and ISRO experts, headed by V Narayanan, Director of the space agency’s Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre has been trying to access exactly what went wrong at the last moment and is now all set to come back stronger.