ISRO also plans to launch manned and unmanned missions to space under India’s ambitious Gaganyaan programme that was announced in 2018 and has a budget approval for Rs100bn ($1.4bn). India successfully launched multiple low-cost space missions such as the Mars Orbiter Mission (MoM), also known as Mangalyaan, and Chandrayaan 1 and aims to launch more. That could force the diversion of manpower from its other missions. Such exigencies could, in turn, lead to a re-assessment of current …

It is possible that ISRO may feel compelled to squeeze in a Chandrayaan-3 mission in between to demonstrate its capability to land on the moon.

Chandrayaan-II hard-landed on lunar surface last year. The Indian Space Research Organisation today said the Chandrayaan-2 mission is on schedule and flight models are undergoing various tests.

Among the destinations are Mars, the Moon, Venus, the Sun's corona and interplanetary space to study space. Such exigencies could, in turn, lead to a re-assessment of current timelines, especially with regard to the manned mission. A new Chandrayaan-3 mission, even with the same mandate as Chandrayaan-2, could take up to two years to string together. Chandrayaan–III mission has been configured based on the lessons learnt from Chadrayaan – II," Singh said. The Chandrayaan 2 mission (and the Gaganyaan manned mission planned for 2022 are two of the better-known, bigger-budget missions, but far from the only ones for which work is underway.

Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft was placed into a mission-specific lunar polar orbit of 100 km (62 mi) above the lunar surface on 12 November 2008.

Chandrayaan-2 is a three-in-one mission comprising an orbiter, a lander named Vikram and a six-wheeled rover named Pragyaan. The agency is also working on a total of seven interplanetary missions in the coming decade. 960 crores on the Chandrayaan-2 mission, whose Orbiter is circling around the moon at about 100 km from the lunar surface in an elliptical motion since August 20 last. The Chandrayaan-2 orbiter is orbiting the Moon on a polar orbit at an altitude of 100 km (62 mi).

The space agency spent Rs. [58] [59] In the final orbit reduction manoeuvre, Chandrayaan-1's aposelene and periselene were both reduced to 100 km. That could force the diversion of manpower from its other missions.

The approximate launch mass was 2,379 kg (5,245 lb).

A new Chandrayaan-3 mission, even with the same mandate as Chandrayaan-2, could take up to two years to string together.

The Chandrayaan-2 mission will "absolutely have no impact" on ISRO's ambitious manned mission Gaganyaan, scheduled to be launched in 2022, according to an ISRO official.