Chandrayaan-3 launch scheduled for July 14 from SDSC, Sriharikota: ISRO

 India’s premier space agency, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), has announced that Chandrayaan-3 is scheduled to launch from Sriharikota SDSC on July 14, 2023 at 2:35 pm (UST). In preparation for launch, the Chandrayaan-3 orbiter successfully docked with the LVM3 launch vehicle at the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota on July 5.

In preparation for launch, ISRO Successfully integrated packaged components containing Chandrayaan-3 with LVM3 launch vehicle. ISRO shared on Twitter that this important milestone took place at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.

ISRO chairman S Somnath previously informed ANI that the planned launch window for the third lunar mission is July 13 to July 19. He expressed confidence in achieving a soft landing on the moon on this mission.

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The Chandrayaan-3 mission is a follow-up to India’s second lunar exploration mission, Chandrayaan-2, which encountered obstacles when the Vikram lunar lander crashed on the lunar surface on September 6, 2019. The upcoming Chandrayaan-3 launch aims to build on lessons learned from its predecessor.

A notable addition to Chandrayaan-3 is the inclusion of the Spectral Polarimetry of a Habitable Planet Earth (SHAPE) payload. The device is designed to study spectroscopic and polarimetric measurements of Earth from lunar orbit.

also. ISRO identified three main objectives for the Chandrayaan-3 mission. These goals include successfully achieving a safe and gentle lunar landing, demonstrating the mobility of the rover on the lunar surface, and conducting in situ direct science observations.

Earlier reports last October said ISRO was aiming to launch Chandrayaan-3 in June 2023. However, the current timeline confirms an official launch date of July 14, 2023.

Chandrayaan-3 space exploration by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) continues as India works to improve its understanding of the moon and cement its position in the lunar mission arena.


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