India’s Chandrayaan-3 mission is set to launch next month, with the government confirming that the launch window will open on July 12. The mission, which is estimated to cost around 615 crore rupees, will see India attempt to land a lander and rover on the Moon for the second time.
The Chandrayaan-3 lander will be carrying the Pragyan rover, which is designed to explore the lunar surface for up to 14 days. The rover is equipped with a variety of scientific instruments, including cameras, spectrometers, and a drill, which will be used to study the lunar surface and its composition.
The Chandrayaan-3 mission is a follow-on to the Chandrayaan-2 mission, which successfully orbited the Moon in 2019. However, the Chandrayaan-2 lander failed to land on the Moon due to a technical glitch.
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is confident that the Chandrayaan-3 mission will be successful. The ISRO has conducted a series of tests on the lander and rover, and the launch vehicle is also ready for launch.
The launch of Chandrayaan-3 will be a major milestone for India’s space program. If the mission is successful, it will make India only the fourth country to successfully land a spacecraft on the Moon.
The launch of Chandrayaan-3 will also be a significant event for the global space community. The mission will help to advance our understanding of the Moon and its resources. It will also pave the way for future missions to the Moon, including those that will explore the possibility of human habitation.
The launch of Chandrayaan-3 is scheduled to take place at 2:51 p.m. IST on July 12 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India. The mission will be broadcast live on the ISRO website.