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Chandrayaan-3 scripts new chapter in India’s space odyssey: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday celebrated the successful launch of Indian spacecraft Chandrayaan-3 scripts and expressed gratitude to the scientists for their “relentless dedication.” The Prime Minister tweeted, “Chandrayaan-3 scripts a new chapter in India’s space odyssey. It soars high, elevating the dreams and ambitions of every Indian. This momentous achievement is a […]

Edited By : Pranjal Gupta | Updated: Jul 14, 2023 15:47 IST
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday celebrated the successful launch of Indian spacecraft Chandrayaan-3 scripts and expressed gratitude to the scientists for their “relentless dedication.”

The Prime Minister tweeted, “Chandrayaan-3 scripts a new chapter in India’s space odyssey. It soars high, elevating the dreams and ambitions of every Indian. This momentous achievement is a testament to our scientists’ relentless dedication. I salute their spirit and ingenuity!”

The Chandrayaan-3 is expected reach on Moon on August 23. After landing, it will operate for one lunar day, which is approximately 14 Earth days. It is worth noting that 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.

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Chandrayaan-3 Launch

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.

First published on: Jul 14, 2023 03:47 PM IST

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