India’s space agency will step up focus on attempting a second time to land a spacecraft on the moon and prepare for its maiden human spaceflight in the next two years.

Indian Space Research Organisation chairman K Sivan on Wednesday said that 2020 will be a year of Chandrayaan-3 and Gaganyaan (human spaceflight mission). The space agency has targeted over 25 missions this year.

“Chandrayaan-3 will have a lander, rover and a propulsion module, ” said Siva. Isro has earmarked Rs 600 crore for the project which is expected to be launched in 15 months.

Isro has identified four Indian Air Force personnel to be trained as astronauts in Russia from later this month.

The first unmanned flight of Ganaganyaan with a humanoid would be on board is being planned by 2021.





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