The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is likely to launch Chandrayaan-3 in early 2021 instead of the second half of 2020 as suggested by the government. This was announced by Union Minister Jitendra Singh on September 6.
Union Minister Jitendra Singh said, “ISRO’s maiden mission to the Moon has sent images which show that the Moon may be rusting along the poles. The sign of this finding is that even though the surface of the Moon is known to have iron-rich rocks, it is not known for the presence of water and oxygen, which are the two elements needed to interact with iron to create rust.”
As soon as the announcement was made, desi Twitter celebrated the news with their hysterical memes.
Have a look at the hilarious memes:
#Chandrayaan3 Is Likely To Be Launches In Early 2021
Me Organising Burnol For Our Neighbours : pic.twitter.com/gd5DkerP9X
— Sohail Alim (@alim_sohail) September 7, 2020
— Ajab Gajab™ (@Ajab__Gajab) September 7, 2020
— Ankit Bhatt (@AreyAnkit) September 7, 2020
#Chandrayaan3 is likely to be launched in early 2021. Unlike Chandrayaan-2, it will not have an orbiter but will include a lander and a rover
Meanwhile Pakistan with their Sumaiyayaan : pic.twitter.com/uqdTknF3oU
— Karnnnnnnnnnn (@theflyingclaw) September 7, 2020
— Pruthvirajsinh J. Gohil (@its_pruthviraj) September 7, 2020
After hearing about #Chandrayaan3 launching in 2021
Reaction be Like – pic.twitter.com/14IpmzD1JA
— Sab Itna Filmy Kyun Hai Bhai… (@SabKyun) September 7, 2020
— Indian (@Twitt_Indian) September 7, 2020
Developing Countries after seeing India spending ₹615 crore for Moon expedition, but not on its citizens welfare and better infrastructure.
— Sanidhya Singh Bohra (@ProlificChirp) September 7, 2020
#Chandrayaan3 Will Be Successful because pichhli baar Ye Hua Tha.
— Bhatakta Tweet™ (@BhataktaTweet) September 7, 2020
Following the hard landing of Chandrayaan-2 in September of last year, ISRO had mentioned its plans of launching another mission to the moon by the end of 2020. However, the novel coronavirus pandemic has led to a delay in the launch of Chandrayaan-3.
Aimed at the Moon’s South Pole, Chandrayaan-2 was launched on July 22, 2019. The Vikram hard-landed on the lunar surface on September 7. Officials have confirmed that despite the setback, the orbiter is in working condition and can transmit data back to earth.