Chandrayaan-3 is a follow-up space mission after the Chandrayaan-2 for safe landing and roving on the lunar surface of the moon.
What is Chandrayaan-3?
Chandrayaan-3 space mission was conducted to launch a rover on the lunar surface of the moon from the south pole. This space mission was launched on 14 July 2023 from Sriharikota.
The main objectives behind this mission are:
- To demonstrate a Safe and Soft Landing on the Lunar Surface of the Moon
- To demonstrate Rover moving on the moon and
- To conduct in-situ scientific experiments.
To successfully achieve the above-said objectives, advanced technology was used for the mission installed in the lander. Several Special tests were conducted for the sustainability of these technologies according to the weather on the lunar surface. These tests ensured that the rover and the technology on it would survive on the lunar surface under the weather conditions on the moon.
- Integrated Cold Test
- Integrated Hot test
- Lander Leg mechanism performance test
India is the first country to land on the south pole of the moon and one of the four countries to successfully land and launch a rover on the moon. The other three countries are the United States, the Soviet Union, and China. For a piece of detailed information on this space mission, you can refer to the technical details of Chandrayaan 3 on the ISRO website.
When will Chandrayaan 3 land on moon?
Chandrayaan 3 successfully landed on the south pole of the moon on 23rd August 2023 at 6:03 pm. The space mission was completed in 41 days and was monitored regularly by ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization).
Chandrayaan 3 Budget
The entire budget of Chandrayaan 3 has been successful with a budget of 615 crores. This amount included 250 crores for propulsion and 365 crores for the launch expenses of the mission. There has been a meme on this saying that, Chandrayaan 3’s budget was less than the budget of the international movie “Intersteller”.
Purpose Chandrayaan 3
The Chandrayaan 3 space mission was launched in succession to Chandrayaan 2 to demonstrate the landing and roving on the lunar surface of the moon. With the help of this mission, now ISRO can get live images of the lunar surface and the type of environment that is present on the moon. This space mission will help India to detect whether there can be life on the moon or not or the presence of water on the surface. Chandrayaan 3 will also help in understanding the dynamics of the moon system and conducting in-situ scientific experiments on the surface of the moon.
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