Chandrayaan-3 Scheduled for Launch in August 2022: Union Minister Jitendra Singh

Dr. S. Somanath and Dr. Jitendra Singh
Recently, ISRO Chairman Dr. S. Somanath (left) met Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh

New Delhi: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh on Thursday (February 3) said that Chandrayaan-3 is scheduled for launch in August 2022.

In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha on February 2, Dr Jitendra said, based on the learnings from Chandrayaan-2 and suggestions made by the national level experts, the realisation of Chandrayaan-3 is in progress. Many related hardware and their special tests are successfully completed and the launch is scheduled for August 2022.

Also read: ISRO Chairman Somanath Meets Union Minister Jitendra

The minister informed that the number of missions planned during 2022 (January to December 2022) are 19 – 8 Launch Vehicle Missions, 7 Spacecraft Missions and 4 Technology Demonstrator Missions.

Several ongoing missions were impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, reprioritisation of projects has taken place in the backdrop of Space Sector reforms and newly introduced demand driven models.

The following missions were realised in the last 3 years.

List of Satellites launched in last 3 years’ time frame

Satellite Name Launch Date


EOS-03 Aug 12, 2021
Amazonia-1 Feb 28, 2021
Satish Dhawan SAT (SDSAT) Feb 28, 2021
UNITYsat Feb 28, 2021
CMS-01 Dec 17, 2020
EOS-01 Nov 07, 2020
GSAT-30 Jan 17, 2020
RISAT-2BR1 Dec 11, 2019
Cartosat-3 Nov 27, 2019
Chandrayaan-2 Jul 22, 2019
RISAT-2B May 22, 2019
EMISAT Apr 01, 2019
GSAT-31 Feb 06, 2019
Microsat-R Jan 24, 2019
Kalamsat-V2 Jan 24, 2019

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