ISRO Chief K Sivan said ISRO has planned to launch at least 25 space missions in 2020. He also said Chanrayaan-3 & Gaganyaan project are also ongoing. “Chandrayaan 3 on track, will aim for launch in 2021,” said ISRO chief.
“Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is working on its Chandrayaan-3 Mission as Government of India has given the approval for Chandrayaan-3,” said ISRO chief K Sivan in a Press conference on 1 January, 2019.
Indian Space Research Organisation Chief K Sivan: Government has approved Chandrayan-3, the project is ongoing. pic.twitter.com/KcJVQ1KHG7— ANI (@ANI) January 1, 2020
ISRO chief K Sivan also said, “ISRO has made good progress in Chandrayan-2 mission. Even though we could not land successfully, the orbiter is still functioning, its going to function for the next 7 years to produce science data.”
ISRO chief K Sivan: We have made good progress on Chandrayan-2, even though we could not land successfully, the orbiter is still functioning, its going to function for the next 7 years to produce science data pic.twitter.com/6tw683HTnk— ANI (@ANI) January 1, 2020
ISRO chief K Sivan announced that four astronauts, all men from the Indian Air Force, have been selected to undergo training for Gaganyaan, India’s maiden human spaceflight mission.
In 2020, ISRO has planned to launch other satellites including Aditya-L1 Mission.
In 2019, Chandrayaan-2 completed 95 percent of the mission, but in the year 2020, India will launch Chandrayaan-3 to touch the moon once again. This information was given by Union Minister Jitendra Singh, according to Singh, the cost of this mission will be less than Chandrayaan-2.
Union Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh said that it would be wrong to say that the Chandrayaan-2 mission was unsuccessful as it was India’s first attempt and it has success rate of 95%. No country has succeeded in its first attempt.