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ISRO successfully launches Chandrayaan-3

ISRO successfully launches Chandrayaan-3

July 16, 2023

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Department of Space, successfully launched Chandrayaan-3 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, India on 14th July 2023. The mission is a follow-on to the Chandrayaan-2 mission which was aimed to showcase India’s capability to soft land and rove over the surface of the Moon.

To research and showcase new technology necessary for interplanetary missions, Chandrayaan-3 comprises an indigenous lander module (LM), propulsion module (PM), and Rover. The Lander is aimed to soft-land at a chosen location on the moon and release the Rover, which shall conduct a chemical analysis of the lunar surface while it is moving. Both the Lander and the Rover are equipped with research payloads for lunar surface investigations.

Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India congratulated ISRO by tweeting:

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