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Chandrayaan 3 is India’s third lunar mission. It is very similar to Chandrayaan 2, a mission that was sent to explore the south pole of the moon.
Why another one?
You may remember that Chandrayaan 2 was meant to land on the south part of the moon (which has not been done before). But, while the orbiter was able to get pictures, but ISRO, the organization which planned this mission, lost connection with the lander 2 km away from the moon. Later, the lander was found on the moon but was not able to complete a soft landing. So, Chandrayaan 3 will be attempting the soft landing on the south pole of the moon.
ISRO is working with a Japanese agency called JAXA for this mission. The only difference between Chandrayaan 2 and Chandrayaan is that the the 3 won’t have an orbiter, as it is well functioning from Chandrayaan 2. ISRO will make a new rover and lander for this mission. The mission is scheduled to land on the moon by November 2020.