India Successfully Launched Chandrayaan-3, is mission to Explore the Moon

The scientists from Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched Chandrayaan-3 today at 2.35pm (Indian Standard Time) from the Satish Dhawan Centre from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. At the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, a large crowd had assembled to watch Chandrayaan-3 be launched on a Launch Vehicle Mark III (LVM3-M4) rocket.

The Chandrayaan-3 will have three objectives. The first one is to make a successful landing, second covering the lunar surface and third is to conduct research experiments.

It is made up of a rover, a propulsion module, and an indigenous lander module. Both the lander and the rover will be equipped with scientific payloads that will conduct lunar surface experiments.

With its successful landing after its journey of 14 earth days, Chandrayaan-3 will position India in the elite club of the other three countries USA, China, and Russia.

A close study of Chandrayaan-3 revealed that the whole mission is going to cost ISRO only 614 Crore rupees that is around $75million. Hollywood space movies like Interstellar and Gravity were more expensive than this. India is known for its low budget space missions. India’s mars orbiter Mangalyaan was a massive success in 2013.It costed ISRO 470 Cr rupees which is $57million.

The LVM3-M4 rocket is equipped with S200 step on boosters. The launch vehicle is 43.5 meters tall weighing 642 tons is on its fourth mission— first one operational after an experimental and two developmental missions.

ISRO chief S. Somanath said that Chandrayaan 3 has successfully separated from the powerful LVM3-M4 rocket.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated ISRO after the successful launch of the third Moon mission saying “Chandrayaan-3 scripts a new chapter in India’s space odyssey. It soars high, elevating the dreams and ambitions of every Indian. This momentous achievement is a testament to our scientists’ relentless dedication. I salute their spirit and ingenuity!”

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