Chandrayaan-3 is a successor of Chandrayaan-2 which was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at 2.35 PM IST on Friday, July 14 to demonstrate the capability of safe landing and roving on the lunar surface. It consists of Lander and Rover configuration. The Chandrayaan-3 will be launched by LVM3 out of SDSC SHAR in Sriharikota.
With the successful launch of its Chandrayaan-3 mission on Friday, India is attempting to become the fourth nation to successfully carry out a controlled landing on the moon.
At 2:30 p.m. local time, Chandrayaan—which in Sanskrit is “moon vehicle”—launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, southern Andhra Pradesh.
More than 1 million people watched the historic launch online in addition to the large crowds that assembled at the space centre.
On Friday 14 July 2023, the ISRO announced that Chandrayaan-3 is in “precise orbit” and has “begun its journey to the moon.”
A new chapter in India’s space voyage is scripted by Chandrayaan-3, our Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi tweeted in response. “It flies high, taking all Indians desires and hope high. This outstanding accomplishment is evidence of our scientists’ unwavering commitment. We applaud their creativity and spirit.”
The craft is anticipated to touch down on the moon, on 23 August 2023.
Chandrayaan-3, created by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), consists of a lander, a propulsion module, and a rover. It will safely land there and conduct a series of scientific experiments to better understand the composition of the moon.
Country like United States, Russia, and China have successfully completed the challenging task of landing a spacecraft on the moon’s surface.
For the Chandrayaan-3 launch, Indian engineers have been working very hard for many years. Chandrayaan-3 will be landed not far from the challenging terrain of the moon’s uncharted South Pole.
India’s first lunar mission, Chandrayaan-1, discovered water molecules on the moon’s surface. The Chandrayaan-2 successfully entered lunar orbit eleven years later, but its rover impacted the moon’s surface. It was also planned to investigate the South Pole of the moon.
Despite the mission’s failure, Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi praised the engineers behind it and pledged to continue working on India’s space programme and goals.
Friday’s launch was preceded by a statement from Modi saying the event “will always be etched in golden letters as far as India’s space sector is concerned.”
The Prime minister of India, stated on Twitter that “this remarkable mission will carry the hopes and dreams of our nation.”
The cost of India’s Chandrayaan-3 project has since risen to roughly $75 million.
The rocket will travel more than 3 Million kilometers which is (186,410 miles), and will arrive to the moon in the “coming weeks.”
It is a really proud time for us as an Indian. Let’s wish for Chandrayaan-3 to arrive safely at its intended location.