Source – IADN
Chandrayaan – 3 is all set to make history next Friday. ISRO tweeted, “Announcing the launch of Chandrayaan-3: 🚀LVM3-M4/Chandrayaan-3 🛰️Mission: The launch is now scheduled for 📆July 14, 2023, at 2:35 pm IST from SDSC, Sriharikota. Stay tuned for the updates!”
Officials at ISRO and the department of space on Wednesday told The Hindustan Times that the rocket assembly has been completed, the spacecraft has been fully integrated, and payload faring has been achieved successfully.
ISRO also tweeted on Thursday, “🚀LVM3-M4/Chandrayaan-3🛰️ Mission: The LVM3 M4 vehicle is moved to the launch pad. The final stage of preparation for the launch commences.
Chandrayaan-3 is a mission following Chandrayaan-2. The mission is set to “demonstrate end-to-end capability in safe landing and roving on the lunar surface”.
Carrying a Lander module, propulsion module and Rover, the mission will be launched by LVM3 next Friday, July 14.
The propulsion module will be carrying the Lander and the Rover until 100 km of the lunar orbit. As per ISRO, “The propulsion module has Spectro-polarimetry of Habitable Planet Earth (SHAPE) payload to study the spectral and Polari metric measurements of Earth from the lunar orbit.”
It’s objectives include developing and demonstrating new technologies required for interplanetary missions. The lander will have the capability to “soft land” at a specified lunar site and deploy the rover, which will carry out in situ chemical analysis of the lunar surface during the course of its mobility.
As per ISRO, “The Lander will have the capability to soft land at a specified lunar site and deploy the Rover which will carry out in-situ chemical analysis of the lunar surface during the course of its mobility. The Lander and the Rover have scientific payloads to carry out experiments on the lunar surface.”