ISRO Holding Discussions “internally’ on Chandrayaan-4 Mission: Chairman

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Published By: Pragati Pal

Last Updated: February 18, 2024, 00:12 IST

ISRO chairman S Somanath.
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ISRO chairman S Somanath.
(File Image)

On Saturday, after the profitable launch of GSLV-F14/INSAT-3DS satellite tv for pc, ISRO Chairman S Somanath mentioned the Bengaluru-headquartered house company wished to ship Chandrayaan 4, 5, 6 and seven missions, in future, following the success of Chandrayaan-Three mission

ISRO was holding discussions ‘internally’ on its plan for the launch of Chandrayaan-Four mission and was concerned in creating a ‘novel design’ and ‘high-end technology’ on this connection, a high official mentioned on Saturday.

After efficiently launching the Chandrayaan-Three rocket on the south pole of the Moon in August 2023, ISRO has drawn up a extra “complex” mission of bringing again the soil from the floor of the Moon to the Earth.

On Saturday, after the profitable launch of GSLV-F14/INSAT-3DS satellite tv for pc, ISRO Chairman S Somanath mentioned the Bengaluru-headquartered house company wished to ship Chandrayaan 4, 5, 6 and seven missions, in future, following the success of Chandrayaan-Three mission.

“We are working on what Chandrayaan-4 spacecraft should contain. The first question is what Chandrayaan-4 should be having (as the payload).; this is the question we are asking,” Somanath mentioned.

Observing that the plan was to do one thing completely different, he mentioned, “first thing we decided is atleast Chandrayaan-4 should have a sample of Moon’s soil which is to be brought back to Earth. We want to do this in a robotic way. So, this is the discussion going on internally.”

“All of us are involved in this discussion on how to do this work with available rockets. You know going to the Moon, bringing back a sample is a very complex work. Not landing there (like Chandrayaan-3 mission).

Again another rocket has to take off from the Moon, come back to the Earth and land on Earth which is double the work of what we have done last time,” Somanath mentioned. “So, our rockets today are not fully capable. So, because of this we are trying a novel design, which I will not tell you now, it will be secret,” he mentioned.

The Secretary, Department of Space mentioned, the scientists would develop a high-end expertise for the Chandrayaan-Four mission. “There is going to be high-end technology which we are developing to do this mission. We will soon come back after the government approvals. We have to tell the government that this is the way (to do the mission), this is the money required and then they have to sanction. Only then I can tell outside world. Until then please wait,” he mentioned.

To a question on immediately’s profitable launch of GSLV-F14 INSAT-3DS satellite tv for pc, he mentioned regularly the scientists would “decommission” INSAT-3D satellite tv for pc launched in 2013 as its features had been ‘deteriorating’.

“We will use it (INSAT-3D) satellite for a different purpose and we will inform you later, ” he mentioned with out divulging additional particulars.

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