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Chandrayaan-3 Mission: India set to script history

Chandrayaan-3 Mission:  Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is ready to launch its dream project which is described as a game changer event for India. (Chandrayaan-3 Mission) The reverse counting for the Chandrayan-3 mission began on Thursday at 14:35:17 IST ahead of take-off on Friday from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. The spacecraft will […]

Edited By : Divya Richa | Updated: Jul 14, 2023 10:06 IST
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Chandrayaan-3 Takes off with high hopes
Chandrayaan-3 Takes off with high hopes

Chandrayaan-3 Mission:  Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is ready to launch its dream project which is described as a game changer event for India. (Chandrayaan-3 Mission)

The reverse counting for the Chandrayan-3 mission began 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.

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.

Chandrayaan-3 will fly from the Earth towards the Moon at 2:35 pm on Friday from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota. 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.

The GSLV Mark 3

The GSLV Mark 3 (LVM 3) heavy-lift launch vehicle, which will release the moon lander and rover into space, will lift off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota at 2.30 pm. The countdown for the launch began on Thursday at 14:35:17 IST, ahead of the lift-off on Friday.

The ‘Launch Rehearsal’ simulating the entire launch preparation and process was concluded earlier by the ISRO.

Chandrayaan-3 is equipped with a lander, a rover and a propulsion module. It weighs around 3,900 kilograms.

Vikram lander’s experiments include Chandra’s Surface Thermophysical Experiment (ChaSTE) to measure surface thermal properties, Instrument for Lunar Seismic Activity (ILSA) to measure seismicity around the landing site, Radio Anatomy of Moon Bound Hypersensitive ionosphere and Atmosphere (RAMBHA) to study the gas and plasma environment, and Passive laser retroreflector array provided by NASA for lunar ranging studies.

First published on: Jul 14, 2023 10:03 AM IST

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