India Celebrates the Historic Moment as Chandrayaan-3 Leaps towards Moon
India successfully launched Chandrayaan-3 from its main spaceport in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh at 2:35 p.m. local time (09:05 a.m. GMT) on Friday, July 14.
The $74.6 million Moon mission’s objective is to successfully land a rover on the moon’s surface so it can explore.
Chandrayaan-3, a follow-up mission to Chandrayaan-2, intends to demonstrate that safe moon landing and exploration are feasible from start to finish. It consists of an indigenous lander module, a propulsion module, and a rover module. There will be scientific payloads on the lander and rover that will be used to carry out lunar surface research.
Chandrayaan 3 has successfully departed from the potent LVM3-M4 rocket, according to ISRO chief S. Somanath. At the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, scientists were celebrating the mission’s successful launch when he made this comment.
The lunar south pole will be the site of Chandrayaan 3’s landing. After the US, Russia, and China, it will be the fourth country to perform a soft landing on the moon. The moon’s south pole is still entirely unexplored. There are three key goals for Chandrayaan. First, it will safely touch down on the moon, next it will operate the rover, and finally, it will carry out research on the moon. A lander and a rover will be delivered to the lunar surface by Chandrayaan 3. For the duration of 14 earth days, the rover will explore, collect samples, and gather data. ISRO will only spend 614 Crore rupees, or roughly $75 million, on the entire mission.
India is renowned for its inexpensive space programmes. Chandrayaan-2 cost $97 million or 800 million rupees. India is becoming a major force in the global space industry.
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