ISRO's Chandrayaan-3 mission successfully completed its launch rehearsal, marking a significant milestone towards its ambitious lunar exploration.
Chandrayaan-3, a follow-on mission to Chandrayaan-2, aims to demonstrate end-to-end capability in safe landing and roving on the lunar surface.
The mission seeks to soft-land around the Moon's south pole region, which lies in permanent darkness, making it the world’s first mission to attempt such a feat.
The 24-hour 'Launch Rehearsal' simulated the entire launch preparation and process, ensuring all systems are go for the actual event.
Chandrayaan-3 consists of an indigenous Lander Module (LM), Propulsion Module (PM), and a Rover designed to develop and demonstrate new technologies.
The Propulsion Module's main function is to carry the Lander module from the launch vehicle to the final lunar 100 km circular polar orbit.
The launch test of Chandrayaan-3 was a success, with all steps proceeding smoothly.
ISRO shared a launch video demonstrating the complete process of the rocket launch.
Chandrayaan-3 aims to be the first spacecraft ever to land near the lunar south pole.
ISRO is set to launch Chandrayaan-3 on July 14, at 2:35 pm