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Chandrayaan 3 mission is on schedule, says ISRO; Watch historic mission's journey so far

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- August 22nd 2023 07:42 PM
Chandrayaan 3 mission is on schedule, says ISRO;  Watch historic mission's journey so far

Chandrayaan 3 mission is on schedule, says ISRO; Watch historic mission's journey so far

PTC Web Desk: As the countdown draws to a close, excitement mounts for the upcoming landing of Chandrayaan 3, set to take place on August 23, Wednesday. With collective anticipation, all eyes are riveted on this significant event, recognising it as a historic mission of paramount importance.

The culmination of meticulous planning, scientific expertise, and technological prowess has led to this momentous occasion. As we stand on the cusp of this endeavor, the world holds its breath, acknowledging the significance of Chandrayaan 3's landing as a remarkable achievement in India's journey of space exploration.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) affirmed on Tuesday that the Chandrayaan 3 mission is progressing as planned. Regular checks are being conducted on the systems, and the journey remains on a steady course. ISRO further stated that the lander module, composed of the Vikram lander and Pragyan rover, is poised to execute a gentle landing near the Moon's South Pole at 6:04 on Wednesday.

In April last year, ISRO had provided the initial glimpse of the third lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3. Originally slated for a 2020 launch, the mission's schedule was postponed due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

All about  Chandrayaan 3

The Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft represents ISRO's third lunar exploration mission, following the unsuccessful Chandrayaan-2 endeavor. This mission is a direct continuation of the Chandrayaan-2 initiative launched in 2019, with the core objective of demonstrating the complete proficiency in secure landing and rover mobility on the lunar terrain.

The Chandrayaan-3 setup comprises three integral components: the Lander module (LM), the Propulsion module (PM), and the Rover. The Lander is equipped with the capability for a gentle touchdown at a designated lunar site, subsequently deploying the Rover. This Rover, in turn, will conduct scientific research on the lunar surface.

Both the Lander and the Rover are outfitted with scientific instruments designed for conducting experiments on the Moon's surface. The Propulsion module serves the primary role of transporting the Lander module from the injection point in the launch vehicle to the final lunar orbit at a circular polar altitude of 100 km.

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- With inputs from agencies


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