Chandrayaan-3 is the next mission to be conducted by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). Chandrayaan-3 will prove to be a follow-up mission to Chandrayaan-2. Its objective is to land a lander and a rover on the Moon’s south pole, near the high mountains. The mission will demonstrate the capability of landing and maneuvering on the lunar surface. Chandrayaan-3 will be launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh in July using the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV-Mk III).installed at the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, to launch Chandrayaan-3, also known as Launch Vehicle Mark III (LVM3),
When Chandrayaan-3 Will Launch?
If all tests go well, Chandrayaan-3, India’s ambitious mission to land on the Moon, will be launched between July 12 and 19, according to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman S Somanath. Speaking at an event in Kottayam, Somanath mentioned that the preparations for the launch are underway. The rocket, LVM-3, is being assembled, and all the necessary parts have arrived at Sriharikota, where the launch pad is located. The assembly of the rocket will be completed by the end of this month, followed by the integration of Chandrayaan-3 with the rocket in the last week of June. Several tests will be conducted before the launch to ensure everything is in order.
Somanath emphasized that the launch can only take place within the window of July 12 to 19, as delaying it would result in fuel losses. However, he stated that the launch during this window is contingent upon the successful completion of all tests. To address any potential issues, improvements have been made to Chandrayaan-3’s hardware, structure, computers, software, and sensors. Additional fuel has been added, landing legs reinforced, larger solar panels installed for increased energy production, and a new ‘Laser Doppler VelociMeter’ instrument has been incorporated to measure speed. Algorithm changes and new software have also been implemented to enable the spacecraft to land in an alternative area if the scheduled landing spot encounters difficulties.
What is the purpose of Chandrayaan-3?
ISRO has set three main objectives for the Chandrayaan-3 mission, which include
1 Getting a lander safe and soft landing on the surface of the Moon.
2 Observing and demonstrating the rover’s loitering capabilities on the Moon
3 In-situ scientific observation means making scientific experiments on the chemical and natural elements, soil, water, etc. available on the surface of the Moon to better understand and practice the composition of the Moon. Interplanetary refers to the development and demonstration of new technologies required for missions between two planets.