ISRO has successfully launched its 3rd Moon mission Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft into a precise Earth Orbit from India’s premier spaceport SHAR today (Friday, July 14), at 2:35 pm.
Chandrayaan-3 will be inserted into the Lunar Transfer Trajectory after the orbit-raising manoeuvres. Covering over 3,00,000 km, it will reach the Moon at the end of August. Scientific instruments onboard will study the Moon’s surface and enhance our knowledge.
Chandrayaan-3 is a follow-on mission to Chandrayaan-2 to demonstrate end-to-end capability in safe landing and roving on the lunar surface. It consists of Lander and Rover configurations. It will be launched by LVM-3 from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota. The propulsion module will carry the lander and rover configuration till the 100 km lunar orbit. The propulsion module has a Spectro-polarimetry of Habitable Planet Earth (SHAPE) payload to study the spectral and Polari metric measurements of Earth from the lunar orbit.