India’s next lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft, has successfully reached the Satish Dhawan launch port in Sriharikota.
Chandrayaan-3 is the third mission in the Chandrayaan series, after unsuccessful landing of the Chandrayaan-2 lander.
U.R. Satellite Centre Director M. Sankaran said that,”Chandrayaan-3 has already reached the launch port, preparation is going on there at Sriharikota and we do expect that sometime in July the launch can take place.”
The launch of Chandrayaan-3 is scheduled to take place in next month July 2023.
Objectives of Chandrayaan-3 mission include understanding and study of the lunar surface for the presence of water molecules and explore undiscovered regions.
Mr. Sankaran said that, ”We looked what happened to Chandrayaan-2 and that all precautions have been taken to ensure that upcoming mission is successful.”
Mr. Sankaran said that post flight analysis of Chandrayaan-2 mission has given ISRO a lot of valuable information.
Chandrayaan-3 mission is set to launch on July 12, 2023 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.
The launch of Chandrayaan-3 holds promise for new discoveries, scientific advancements, and inspiring future generations to pursue careers in space science and exploration.
Chandrayaan-3’s mission aligns with the international community’s shared goal of exploring and understanding the Moon, fostering collaborations and knowledge-sharing among nations involved in lunar research and exploration.
Chandrayaan-3’s data and findings will contribute to a broader understanding of the Moon’s geology, potentially enabling scientific breakthroughs and paving the way for future manned missions and lunar habitats.
Chandrayaan-3 showcases India’s technological prowess, with cutting-edge instruments and systems designed to withstand the challenging lunar environment, paving the way for future space missions and innovations.
Chandrayaan-3 follows in the footsteps of its predecessor missions, leveraging the knowledge and experience gained from Chandrayaan-1 and Chandrayaan-2 to pave the way for further scientific discoveries and technological advancements.
It represents India’s continued commitment to lunar exploration, aiming to unlock the mysteries of the Moon and expand our understanding of the Earth’s closest celestial neighbor.