Photo: In India is not considered mission Chandrayaan-2 failed

Indian space research organization has already begun work on the descent apparatus.

India intends to 2020 to send to the moon, the third lunar mission Chandrayaan-3, which will be only a lander. On Tuesday, December 31, reports The Times of India, citing state Minister for the Dzhitendry Singh, who oversees the Indian government space industry.

“Mission Chandrayaan-3 is likely to be launched in 2020. It will be pretty economical. The Orbiter is already there (orbiting the moon) and operates so that we will reduce costs. Will be delivered only landing mission,” he said.

Singh confirmed that the Indian space research organization (ISRO) has already started work on the second spokeman apparatus, after last September, when a hard landing on the Earth’s satellite was lost the first Hindu lunar lander Vikram.

“We should not characterize the mission Chandrayaan-2 as a failure, because in the whole history of space technology was not a single country that would be able to achieve a soft landing on the moon in less than two attempts. The United States could achieve this only after six or seven attempts. So we do not need to wait, we rely on the experience of others,” – said the Minister.

Lander Vikram, were part of the automatic lunar mission Chandrayaan-2, was gently to sit down on Earth September 6, but at a height about 2 km above the Moon, the device has lost contact with mission control center, and then hit the lunar surface and crashed.

Vikram was supposed to deliver to the moon a small Rover Pragyan, which was to explore the South pole of the satellite. Space station Chandrayaan-2, meanwhile, continues work on the orbit of the moon.

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