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Amit Shah Congratulates ISRO on successful launch of Chandrayaan-3, says today India embarks its historic space journey

Chandrayaan-3: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday termed Chandrayaan-3 mission as “historic space journey”, following the successful launch of the spacecraft by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota. Union Home Minister has expressed his happiness and congratulated the scientists of ISRO. Taking the matter to […]

Edited By : Saurav Gupta | Updated: Jul 14, 2023 18:19 IST
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Chandrayaan-3: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday termed Chandrayaan-3 mission as “historic space journey”, following the successful launch of the spacecraft by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota.

Union Home Minister has expressed his happiness and congratulated the scientists of ISRO.

Taking the matter to Twitter, Shah said “India today embarked on its historic space journey with the successful launch of Chandrayaan-3. My heartfelt congratulations to the @ISRO scientists whose tireless pursuit has today propelled India on the path of scripting a remarkable space odyssey for generations to cherish.”

The mission builds upon the achievements of Chandrayaan-2, focusing on showcasing a range of capabilities such as lunar orbit insertion, soft landing on the moon’s surface using a lander, and deploying a rover to conduct surface studies.

Read More: GSLV Mark 3 (LVM 3) successfully launches Chandrayaan-3 into the orbit: ISRO

Shortly after the launch, the propulsion module effectively detached from the rocket. It will now enter an elliptical orbit around the Earth, completing approximately 5-6 orbits. Its closest distance to Earth will be approximately 170 km, while its farthest point will be around 36,500 km. Subsequently, the module will gradually transition towards the intended lunar orbit.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has confirmed that the GSLV Mark 3 (LVM 3) has successfully launched Chandrayaan-3 into the orbit, following the fortunate take off of the spacecraft on Friday.

According to the ISRO scientists, the successful separation of the Satellite from the launch Vehicle. The Satellite has now been injected into the desired Orbit to begin its journey to the Moon.

Taking the matter to Twitter, ISRO wrote, “Chandrayaan-3, in its precise orbit, has begun its journey to the Moon. Health of the Spacecraft is normal.”

The hopes of the India takes off with the successful launch of the GSLV Mark 3 (LVM 3) heavy-lift launch vehicle on Friday from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota as per scheduled launch time.

Notably, the estimated time of the journey for a spacecraft from Earth to moon about a month and the landing of the Chandrayaan-3 is expected on August 23. After landing, it will operate for one lunar day, which is approximately 14 Earth days. One day on the Moon is equal to 14 days on Earth.

Chandrayaan-3 will make India the fourth country to land its spacecraft on the surface of the moon and demonstrate the country’s ability for safe and soft landing on the lunar surface.

ISRO began the reverse counting for the Chandrayan-3 mission on Thursday at 14:35:17 IST ahead of take-off on Friday from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. The spacecraft will be launched on a GSLV Mark 3 (LVM 3) heavy-lift launch vehicle.

After travelling for about 40 to 50 days, the lander and rover of Chandrayaan-3 will land near the south pole of the Moon. The whole world is eyeing this moon mission. Scientists have described this mission as a game changer.

First published on: Jul 14, 2023 06:17 PM IST

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