Chandrayaan-3 Launch: A Historic Milestone in India’s Space Exploration, Assam Scientist Takes Charge of Landing

Chandrayaan-3 Launch: A Historic Milestone in India's Space Exploration, Assam Scientist Takes Charge of Landing


The entire nation eagerly awaits the launch of Chandrayaan-3, scheduled for 2:35 PM on July 14. Amidst this excitement, the crucial element of “Landing” takes center stage. Assam-born scientist Chayan Dutta will operate the remote control during this much-anticipated mission. The nation holds its breath, praying for the success of this significant endeavor.

The Journey of Chayan Dutta

Chayan Dutt, an accomplished alumnus of Tezpur University in Assam, brings his expertise in Electronics and Communication Engineering to the Chandrayaan-3 project. Currently serving as the Deputy Project Director at ISRO’s UR Rao Satellite Center, he assumes the responsibility of overseeing the lander’s data handling and storage systems. His role is crucial in maintaining control over the mission’s orbital trajectory.

 Learning from Past Experiences

Learn from the past, and build for the future. The Chandrayaan-3 mission has carefully addressed the challenges encountered during the Chandrayaan-2 mission, where the lander ‘Vikram’ experienced an unfortunate mishap just before touchdown on the lunar surface. ISRO paid meticulous attention this time to ensure the success of Chandrayaan-3’s landing, with the rover poised to conduct groundbreaking experiments on the moon.

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 Chayan Dutta’s Gratitude and Excitement

Amidst the anticipation and responsibility, Chayan Dutt expressed his gratitude for being entrusted with such a significant role. Sharing his excitement, he stated, “I am honored and thrilled to shoulder this tremendous responsibility and trust. Our mission now is to achieve a successful launch and landing.”

A Remarkable Milestone for Science

Chandrayaan-3’s success will mark a significant milestone not only for India but for the global scientific community. ISRO Chairman S Somnath emphasized the lessons learned from the previous mission, assuring that improvements have been implemented. The propulsion module will detach from the rocket after 16 minutes, completing several elliptical orbits around the Earth before embarking on the journey toward the moon. Congratulations and best wishes pour in for the entire team, including scientist Chayan Dutt.

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