‘Chandrayaan-3’ successfully launched today at 2.35 p.m.

‘ISRO’ scientists went to Balaji temple at Tirupati to seek blessings

Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh) – ‘Chandrayaan-3’ will be launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Center, in Sriharikota on 14th July at 2:35 p.m. by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). This is an ambitious project of ISRO. Earlier, ISRO scientists visited the Balaji temple here on 13th July to seek divine blessings for this project. This time the scientists had also taken a small model of ‘Chandrayaan-3’ with them. ‘Chandrayaan-3’ will land on the moon on 24th or 25th August 2023. After that, for the next 14 days it will collect information about the lunar surface.

India will become the fourth country in the world to send a spacecraft to the moon and the first country to reach the south pole of the moon. It is the same place where  ‘Chandra Impact  Probe’ was launched during the  mission ‘Chandrayan -1’ and the presence of  water on the moon was discovered. ‘Chandrayaan-2’ had collided on the surface of the moon.

(Credit : ISRO Official)

Chandrayaan-3 Mission

The mission objectives of Chandrayaan-3 are:

  • To demonstrate Safe and Soft Landing on Lunar Surface
  • To demonstrate Rover roving on the moon and
  • To conduct in-situ scientific experiments.

To achieve the mission objectives, several advanced technologies are present in Lander such as,

  • Altimeters: Laser & RF based Altimeters
  • Velocimeters: Laser Doppler Velocimeter & Lander Horizontal Velocity Camera
  • Inertial Measurement: Laser Gyro based Inertial referencing and Accelerometer package
  • Propulsion System: 800N Throttleable Liquid Engines, 58N attitude thrusters & Throttleable Engine Control Electronics
  • Navigation, Guidance & Control (NGC): Powered Descent Trajectory design and associate software elements
  • Hazard Detection and Avoidance: Lander Hazard Detection & Avoidance Camera and Processing Algorithm
  • Landing Leg Mechanism.

Chandrayaan-3 images (Credit : ISRO)

Click here for more images : https://www.isro.gov.in/chandrayaan3_gallery.html

Click here for details about the Chandrayaan 3 Mission : https://www.isro.gov.in/Chandrayaan3_New.html

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