Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is preparing to launch its ambitious moon mission Chandrayaan 3. Chandrayaan 3 was a follow-up mission to Chandrayaan 2, which launched in September 2019.
India’s third lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3, is scheduled to launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on July 14 at 2:35 p.m.
In this article, we talk about the Chandrayaan 3 landing date, mission objectives, and much more. So, continue reading the article.
This eagerly anticipated mission aims to land a lander and rover in the Moon’s highlands near its south pole to demonstrate its sophisticated landing and roving capabilities. ISRO completed Chandrayaan-3’s launch rehearsal, which simulated a 24-hour preparation time frame, on July 11. The spacecraft will be launched by ISRO’s Launch Vehicle Mark-3.
Chandrayaan 3 Overview
|Mission Name||Chandrayaan 3|
|Launch Date||14th July 2023 @02:35 IST|
|Landing Date and Time||August 23rd, 2023 at 06:04 PM IST|
Chandrayaan 3 Landing Date
The launch of Chandrayaan-3 will take place on July 14 at 2.35 p.m. (IST), with the lander expected to soft-land on the Moon’s surface on August 23rd or 24th, 2023. According to ISRO Chairman S. Somnath, if the launch on July 14 goes as planned, the landing on the moon will occur in the last week of August.
Chandrayaan-3 Launch date & Time
India’s most recent moon lander mission Chandrayaan-3 will be launched on July 14 almost four years after Chandrayaan-2 fails in 2019 according to the nation’s space agency, ISRO. Chandrayaan-3 will be launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on Friday, July 14 at 2.35 p.m. (IST).
“If the launch takes place on that day then we will be ready for landing on the moon possibly by the last week of August. The date (landing date) is decided when there is sunrise on the moon. When we are landing, sunlight must be there. So the landing will be on August 23 or 24,” Mr. Somnath said.
However, according to Mr. Somnath, if the landing does not go as planned on August 23 or 24, ISRO will wait an additional month and attempt a landing in September.
“The lander and the rover will stay on the moon for 14 days until sunlight is there. When there is no sunlight, a small solar panel that is on the rover will generate power to charge the battery for the next 14 days until light comes. The temperature there goes down to minus 40 degrees and in such an environment there is no guarantee that the battery and electronics will survive but we did some tests and we get the feeling that it will survive even in such harsh conditions,” Mr. Somnath said.
Chandrayaan 3 mission objective
The Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft is carrying numerous science payloads that will aid scientists on Earth in better understanding the Moon. But the mission’s primary goal is to complete a successful soft landing on the Moon. This is the same goal as the predecessor mission, Chandrayaan-2, which failed in its final leg and crashed the Vikram lander onto the lunar surface. India will join the United States, the former Soviet Union, and China as the only other nations to make a soft landing on the Moon if ISRO succeeds with Chandrayaan-3. For the Chandrayaan-3 mission, ISRO has established three main goals, which include:
- Getting a lander safe and soft landing on the surface of the Moon.
- Observing and demonstrating the rover’s loitering capabilities on the Moon
- In-site scientific observation makes 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.
About Chandrayaan 3
The 3,900-kilogram Chandrayaan-3 is made up of a rover, a propulsion module, and an indigenous lander module. Its goal is to develop and demonstrate new technologies needed for interplanetary missions. The rover is similar to the one that was used in Chandrayaan-2, but ISRO claims that improvements have been made to increase the safety of the landing.
According to ISRO, the lander can soft-land at a chosen spot on the moon and then deploy the rover, which will conduct in-situ chemical analysis of the lunar surface as it moves. Both the lander and the rover are equipped with scientific payloads that will conduct lunar surface experiments.
Earlier, Jitendra Singh, the Union’s state minister for science and technology, stated “After the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the surface of the Moon, the rover, which has six wheels, will come out and is expected to work for 14 days on the Moon. With the support of multiple cameras on the rover, we will be able to receive images.”
India’s interest in space exploration continues with the Chandrayaan-3 mission, which aims to advance both its technological and scientific knowledge. Because previous Moon missions have landed there at lower latitudes, if the mission is successful, it will be the first to do so close to the south pole. This mission is expected to cost a total of about 615 crores. Therefore, we anticipate Chandrayaan 3 landing on the moon safely and according to ISRO’s plans.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch Chandrayaan-3, the ambitious mission to the Moon, at 2:35 PM on Friday, June 14, 2023.
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch Chandrayaan-3 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.
India’s space agency, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), plans to soft-land Chandrayaan-3 on the Moon’s surface on August 23 or 24.
The total budget for ISRO’s entire Chandrayaan-3 mission is 615 crores.