Chandrayan 3

Chandrayan 3 is scheduled for 2.35 pm IST on July 14

The much-anticipated launch of Chandrayaan 3 mission by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is scheduled for 2.35 pm IST on July 14 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.

Chandrayaan-3 is India’s upcoming lunar mission, following the unsuccessful Chandrayaan-2 mission. The objective of Chandrayaan-3 is to achieve a soft landing on the lunar surface, specifically targeting the lunar south pole.

The mission will involve launching the spacecraft into Earth’s orbit. From there, the spacecraft will gradually increase its orbit and use gravity assists to slingshot towards the moon. A series of maneuvers will be executed to bring the spacecraft closer to the moon, where it will be captured by lunar gravity.

Over a period of approximately 42 days, the spacecraft will reduce its orbit and the lander with the rover will separate from the main spacecraft. The lander and rover will then commence a powered descent towards the lunar surface.

The landing of Chandrayaan-3 is scheduled for August 23, taking place at the lunar dawn. This timing is chosen to maximize the operational time due to extreme temperature variations on the moon. The mission aims to achieve a significant milestone by becoming the first soft-landing mission near the lunar south pole.

The primary goal of Chandrayaan-3 is to demonstrate India’s capability of delivering a lander and rover to the lunar surface for exploration purposes. The mission will contribute to our understanding of the moon’s surface and its resources, as well as pave the way for future lunar exploration endeavors

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