India to launch 3rd moon mission in 2020

India will launch its third mission to the moon in the year 2020, the Hindustan Times reported on Tuesday.

The newspaper quoted India’s junior minister for the department of space Jitendra Singh as saying that third lunar mission Chandrayaan-3 would attempt a soft landing on the moon again.

“Yes, the lander and rover mission will happen in 2020.

“However, as I have said before, the Chandrayaan-2 mission cannot be called a failure as we have learnt a lot from it.

“There is no country in the world that has landed on its first attempt; the U.S. took several attempts. But we will not need so many attempts,” Mr Singh was quoted as saying.

India’s second lunar mission lander Chandrayaan 2 had lost contact shortly before the scheduled attempt to soft-land on the moon on…

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