By Neha Yadav
Published Jul 09, 2023

Hindustan Times
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All You Need To Know About ISRO's Chandrayaan-3

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced the launch of the third lunar mission, Chandrayaan 3. Check out the details

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India's third lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3 will launch on July 14, 2023, at 2.25 pm from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota

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The Chandrayaan programme is an ongoing lunar exploration mission by ISRO, that began in 2008 with a successful launch and landing of the first moon rocket, Chandrayaan-1

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In 2019, Chandrayaan-2 was successfully inserted into the lunar orbit but its lander "crash-landed" on the moon's surface after deviating from its trajectory due to a software glitch

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The launch of Chandrayaan-3 is aimed to make a successful landing on the lunar surface. The space vehicle consists of an indigenous lander module, a propulsion module and a rover

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Chandrayaan-3 will be launched over LVM-3, previously known as Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk-III (GSLV-3)

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The objectives of the space vehicle include the development and demonstration of new technologies required for interplanetary missions

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The lander of Chandrayaan-3 can soft-land and deploy the rover which will carry out the in-situ chemical analysis of the lunar surface

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ISRO said in a statement, "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"

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