20 Feb 2023

India's Third Lunar Mission Chandrayaan-3 Almost Ready; EMI, EMC Launch Successful, Says ISRO

Chennai: The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on Sunday said that launch of EMI/EMC for the lander of the third lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3, was successfully conducted from January 31 to February 02.

These launches were carried out from UR Rao Satellite Centre, Bengaluru and this lander is one of the payloads to be carried by the Chandrayaan-3, which ISRO will launch into space later this year through its heaviest satellite launch vehicle GSLV-Mk III. It has also been used in the first two lunar missions.

 Chandrayaan-3 is almost ready

India's third Lunar mission Chandrayaan-3 is almost ready, the satellite has been fully integrated and its ruggedisation tests have been completed, Dr.S.Somanath, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organization(ISRO) had said recently.

The launch would have to be carried out during a specific launch window (timeline) and the best suited opportunity would be between June and July 2023. The mission would be carried out by India's heaviest rocket, the Launch Vehicle Mark-3 (LVM3). 

This launch is a major milestone in understanding satellites

ISRO said that EMI-EMC (Electro-Magnetic Interference-Electro-Magnetic Compatibility) for the lander is launched for satellite missions to ensure the functionality of satellite subsystems in space and their compatibility with expected electromagnetic levels.

This launch is a major milestone in understanding satellites. The Chandrayaan-3 interplanetary mission consists of three major modules, the Propulsion Module, the Lander Module and the Rover.

It is noteworthy that ISRO created history with its second lunar mission and in its first mission was 99.99 percent successful before the lander Vikram landed on the Moon's south pole after traveling over 3.48 lakh kms.

The then ISRO chief K. Sivan had said that the lander was working as planned up to an altitude of 2.1 km above the moon, after which its communication with the ISRO center was lost.

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