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India’s New Lunar Probe Is on Its Way

July 16, 2023, 2022 (EIRNS)—On July 14, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched the Chandrayaan-3 and sent a probe on its way to the Moon. It will arrive next month and carry out a full program for scientific exploration. Some years ago, India had sent its Chandrayaan-2 probe, which was to achieve a soft landing on the Moon, but failed.

In an article in the Chinese publication, The Paper, the reporter describes in detail the instruments aboard the Chandrayaan-3 and the data to be collected. Nothing is more important than describing the existence of water-ice on the south pole of the Moon. Chandrayaan-1, an orbital probe, had an instrument aboard, provided by NASA, which provided additional information about water-ice.

International cooperation is very important in the Indian program. In 2017, India and Japan signed a pre-research agreement and announced an exploration project for the Moon.

According to The Paper, “insufficient budget and support are the main reasons restricting India’s lunar and deep space exploration, but India’s spaceflight does not lack vision and planning for the future.”

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