- Union Minister Jitendra Singh announces that Chandrayaan-3 will explore the possibilities of human habitat on the moon.
- Chandrayaan-3’s successful launch positions India as a leading global player in space technology.
- The spacecraft is expected to reach the moon in about a month, with a landing date set for August 23.
- Chandrayaan-3 will operate for one lunar day, equivalent to 14 Earth days, upon landing.
- This mission makes India the fourth country, after the US, China, and Russia, to land a spacecraft on the moon.
- Chandrayaan-3 aims to demonstrate India’s capabilities for safe and soft landings on the lunar surface.
- The spacecraft is equipped with a lander, a rover, and a propulsion module, weighing around 3,900 kilograms.
- Scientific instruments on Chandrayaan-3 will study the moon’s surface, contributing to our knowledge of lunar conditions.
In an announcement made by Union Minister of State for Science and Technology, Jitendra Singh, on Saturday, it was revealed that India’s upcoming lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3, will focus on exploring the possibilities of establishing a human habitat on the moon. This mission is expected to further solidify India’s position as a leading global player in the field of space technology.
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According to Minister Singh, Chandrayaan-3 has already placed India at the forefront of space technology and the space sector. The mission’s successful launch took place on Friday from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, utilizing the GSLV Mark 3 (LVM 3) heavy-lift launch vehicle.
The spacecraft’s journey from Earth to the moon is estimated to take approximately a month, with the expected landing scheduled for August 23. Once the spacecraft lands, it will operate for one lunar day, equivalent to 14 Earth days.
Chandrayaan-3 will mark India’s second attempt to land a spacecraft on the lunar surface, following the challenges faced during the Chandrayaan-2 mission in 2019, which did not achieve its core mission objectives. By successfully landing on the moon, India will become the fourth country, after the United States, China, and Russia, to accomplish this feat and demonstrate its capabilities for safe and soft landings on the lunar surface.
Equipped with a lander, a rover, and a propulsion module, Chandrayaan-3 weighs approximately 3,900 kilograms. Its scientific instruments will be used to study the moon’s surface and contribute to our understanding of lunar conditions.
As India continues to advance in space exploration, Chandrayaan-3 represents a significant step towards not only expanding scientific knowledge but also exploring the potential for human habitation on the moon.