Chandrayaan-3 Budget: India's Affordable Lunar Mission Soars

India's Chandrayaan-3, launched from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, marks the country's third lunar mission and aims to achieve a cost-effective space exploration.

With a budget of Rs 615 crore, Chandrayaan-3 is one of the most economical space missions compared to its predecessors, showcasing India's advancements in space technology.

Chandrayaan-3 originally planned for 2021, the mission faced delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in its launch on July 14, 2023.

ISRO former Chairman K Sivan estimated the mission's cost, but with delays and extended timelines, the actual budget may exceed Rs 615 crore.

Chandrayaan-3 follows the unsuccessful Chandrayaan-2 mission and is expected to land softly on the moon on August 23 or 24, aiming to make India the fourth country to achieve a successful lunar landing.