29 Jun 2023

Chandrayaan-3 Mission likely to be launched on July 13, says ISRO

India's Chandrayaan-3 is likely to be launched on July 13 at 2.30 pm, according to ISRO officials. However, ISRO Chief S Somnath told that it is to be launched between July 12 and July 19. The vehicle is all set. The exact date of launching will be announced after all the tests are completed.

If the lander of Chandrayaan-3 is successful in landing on the moon, then India will become the fourth country to do so. Earlier, America, Russia and China have landed their spacecraft on the moon.

Chandrayaan-2 mission was launched on 22 July 2019

Chandrayaan-2 mission was launched on 22 July 2019. About 2 months later, on 7 September 2019, Vikram Lander, trying to land on the Moon's South Pole, crashed. Since then, India is preparing for Chandrayaan-3 mission.

Meanwhile, Russia has postponed its Moon Lander mission. This has been done due to non-completion of additional checks of ground infrastructure. Earlier in 2022 also the Russian mission was postponed due to technical problems. In such a situation, India's Chandrayaan-3 has a chance to land on the moon before Russia.

We will learn a lot from Chandrayaan-3 mission

ISRO Chief S Somnath said that we had failed in Chandrayaan-2 mission. It is not necessary that we should be successful every time, but the important thing is that we should learn from it and move forward. He said that failure does not mean that we stop trying. We will get to learn a lot from Chandrayaan-3 mission and we will create history.

What is Chandrayaan-3

ISRO wants to study the moon under the Chandrayaan mission. India had successfully launched Chandrayaan-1 for the first time in 2008. After this, India failed in the launch of Chandrayaan-2 in 2019. Now India is trying to create history by launching Chandrayaan-3. It will be launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota.

Chandrayaan-3 will consist of a lander and a rover similar to Chandrayaan-2, but would not have an orbiter. Its propulsion module will behave like a communications relay satellite. The propulsion module will carry the lander and rover configuration until the spacecraft is in a 100km lunar orbit.

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