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Chandrayaan 3: ISRO To Launch Sun Mission And Climate Satellite Soon After Moon Landing

New Delhi: As India awaits Chandrayaan-3’s Moon landing on Wednesday, ISRO has got its hands involved on a mission related to the study of the Sun. India’s space organisation is planning to launch a satellite to observe the climate and the Indo-US synthetic aperture radar. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Tuesday said that besides […]

Edited By : News24 Desk | Updated: Aug 23, 2023 12:44 IST
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ISRO to launch moon mission
India will become the fourth country to have landed on the moon surface after the completion of Chandrayaan-3

New Delhi: As India awaits Chandrayaan-3’s Moon landing on Wednesday, ISRO has got its hands involved on a mission related to the study of the Sun. India’s space organisation is planning to launch a satellite to observe the climate and the Indo-US synthetic aperture radar.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Tuesday said that besides this, the country’s first-ever polarimetric mission to study bright astronomical X-ray sources is already on the line for launch.

ISRO Chairman, S Somnath informed about the ongoing preparations for the launch of the climate observation satellite INSAT-3DS.

Vehicle test before Sun mission

To know the full details of the ejection system, a test vehicle mission named Gaganyan will be launched. Earlier this month, ISRO’s team successfully tested the propulsion system of Gaganyaan, the country’s first space flight mission with astronauts. The test was conducted at ISRO’s Propulsion Complex in Mahendragiri, Tamil Nadu.

 Gaganyaan mission all set

In the mission, three crew members will be sent to an orbit of 400 Km for the span of three days, following which they will be brought back safely to Earth.

The test will enhance the performance of the propulsion system, ensuring the preparedness of the Gaganyaan mission.

Mission Chandrayaan-3 was launched on July 14 by ISRO from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. Everybody’s hope is with the country’s underway moon project, post-completion India will become the fourth country to land its spacecraft on the surface of the moon.

Prior to Chandrayaan-3, the country’s second mission – Chandrayaan-2 was launched about four years ago. However, the mission failed due to Vikram Lander crashing on the Moon.

ISRO is not rushing into any other mission right now and has decided to go slow and steady with the Gaganyan project. The mission has been designed in such a way that it gives successful results in the first attempt itself.

(Written By- Mahek Nigam)

First published on: Aug 23, 2023 10:37 AM IST

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