Chandrayaan-3 is just a few steps away from its launch in India, the Indian Space Research Organisation said today. If successful, it will be the country’s first mission to go beyond the Earth’s orbit and land on the moon.
There are many reasons why India might still miss out on sending its first human mission to space. One of them is funding. But even if there is no budget for a human mission, it may still happen because of these reasons:
1) A technology-heavy approach that can be used to send an unmanned probe – Chandrayaan-3 – to the moon.
2) The presence of small and medium sized industries that can be leveraged in order to make this mission happen at a low cost.
3) The Indian Space Research Organisation has been getting cheap prices for satellite launches and this will likely continue with more commercial companies joining them in the future too