Chandrayaan-3 is the third lunar exploration mission by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It is a follow-on mission to Chandrayaan-2, which successfully orbited the Moon in 2019 but failed to land its lander Vikram due to a last-minute software glitch.
Chandrayaan-3 is scheduled to launch on July 14, 2023, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India. It will consist of a lander and a rover, similar to Chandrayaan-2. However, Chandrayaan-3 will not have an orbiter. Instead, its propulsion module will behave like a communication relay satellite.
The lander will be called Vikram, after the lander that failed to land on Chandrayaan-2. It will be equipped with a variety of scientific instruments to study the lunar surface, including a camera, a spectrometer, and a magnetometer. The rover will be called Pragyan, which means “wisdom” in Sanskrit. It will be able to travel up to 5 km on the lunar surface and will carry a variety of scientific instruments to study the lunar soil and rocks.
The main objective of Chandrayaan-3 is to demonstrate the end-to-end capability of landing a lander and rover on the lunar surface. The mission will also conduct a number of scientific experiments to study the lunar surface and its environment.
Chandrayaan-3 is a landmark mission for ISRO and for India. It will be the first Indian mission to soft-land on the Moon since Chandrayaan-2. The success of Chandrayaan-3 will demonstrate India’s capabilities in space exploration and will pave the way for future lunar missions.
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Significance of Chandrayaan-3
Chandrayaan-3 is a significant mission for India for a number of reasons. First, it will be the first Indian mission to soft-land on the Moon since Chandrayaan-2. Second, the mission will demonstrate India’s capabilities in space exploration and will pave the way for future lunar missions. Third, the mission will conduct a number of scientific experiments to study the lunar surface and its environment.
The success of Chandrayaan-3 will be a major boost for India’s space program. It will show the world that India is a capable spacefaring nation and that it is committed to exploring the Moon and beyond. The mission will also help to inspire young people in India to pursue careers in science and technology.
Current status of Chandrayaan-3
Chandrayaan-3 is currently in the final stages of preparation for launch. The lander and rover have been integrated and are undergoing final tests. The propulsion module has also been integrated and is ready for launch.
The launch of Chandrayaan-3 is scheduled for July 14, 2023, at 2:35 pm IST. The mission will be launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India.
Chandrayaan-3 is a landmark mission for India and for the world. The success of the mission will be a major boost for India’s space program and will inspire young people around the world to pursue careers in science and technology.
The mission will also help to advance our understanding of the Moon and its environment. It will provide valuable data that can be used to plan future lunar missions.
ISRO is confident that Chandrayaan-3 will be a success. The team has been working hard to prepare the mission and they are convinced that they have the expertise and the technology to make it happen.
The world is watching and waiting for Chandrayaan-3. The success of the mission will be a major achievement for India and for the world.