The third lunar mission of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is Chandrayaan 3. The main objective of the mission is to land a rover on the south pole of the lunar surface.

The mission began on July 14, 2023, at the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. It has demonstrated end-to-end capability in exploring the lunar surface. It’s a significant milestone for ISRO and India’s space program.

The success of the Chandrayaan 3 mission will be a remarkable boost to India’s Space Program and will help to position India as a prominent Spacefaring nation. It is believed that this mission makes a significant scientific contribution to our understanding and cognizance of the moon.

What does it consist of?

The Chandrayaan 3 spacecraft consists of 3 modules: The Orbit module, the Lander module, and the Rover.

  1. The Orbit module will study the surface and atmosphere of the Moon and will orbit the moon for at least one year.
  2. The Lander moon will land on the south pole of the moon and radiate the rover.
  3. The Rover’s main aim is to explore the lunar surface and collect information on its mineralogy and geology.

This will be the first time that India has successfully soft-landed a rover on the moon. ISRO is confident that this mission will be an impeccable success and make a crucial contribution to science and technology. The mission will also inspire the young ones to chase careers in science and technology.

The objective of Chandrayaan 3 mission :

  • In a quest for water ice on the Moon.
  • To study the lunar environment and dust.
  • To conduct remote sensing experiments on the moon.
  • For the lunar exploration and validation and development of new technologies.
  • To conduct in-site scientific experiments.
  • To demonstrate a soft landing on the Lunar surface. 
  • To study the geology and mineralogy of the south pole of the moon.

The Chandrayaan 3 mission is a follow-up to the Chandrayaan-1 and Chandrayaan-2 missions. Chandrayaan-1 was launched in 2008 to make the discoveries about moon’s surface and environment. Chandrayaan-2 was inaugurated in 2019 to attempt the soft landing on the south pole of the Moon. However, it crashed while landing.

The success of the Chandrayaan 3 mission will pave the future Indian missions to the moon. It will also help India to become the leading player in the global space community.

Supporting the mission :

Everyone celebrates the proud moment when Chandrayaan 3 successfully landed on the south pole of the Lunar surface. We appreciate the ISRO’s ardor in making the Chandrayaan 3 mission successful after the 40-day journey starting from SDSC. This is a huge moment for every Indian.

As of August 23, 2023, the Chandrayaan 3 was on schedule and expected to land at 6:04 PM IST on the south pole of the moon. 

This mission made India the first nation to accomplish this feat. It is led by the scientist P. Veeramuthuvel with the mission director Shrikant. Their dedication and hard work paid off yesterday with the achievement of the historic feat.

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