Chandrayaan 3, India’s third mission to explore the moon initiative, was launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). On July 14 at 2:35 p.m. They successfully conducted the mission’s launch at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. India is putting in active efforts to conquer the previous hurdle of achieving a gentle landing on the lunar surface, a goal that eluded them during the previous Chandrayaan-2 mission. Chandrayaan 3 launch assumes immense significance and holds the nation’s unwavering attention.
ISRO Chairman emphasizes the challenge of surviving the lunar night
ISRO Chairman S. Somanath plans to execute the soft landing on the lunar surface at 5:47 PM on August 23. This crucial phase of the mission will test the spacecraft’s ability to withstand the sharp temperature decrease during the Moon’s 15 days of night. The spacecraft’s survival during this period will determine its longevity. As it relies on the systems resisting these extreme conditions and the batteries recharging with the onset of a new day.
Based on the lessons learned from the last mission, Chandrayaan-2, ISRO has implemented corrective measures. Chandrayaan-2’s unsuccessful landing attempt forced ISRO to make the required alterations and advancements for Chandrayaan-3. The agency is certain that this mission will be successful and anticipates completing the difficult task of soft landing on the lunar surface.
Clarifying misconceptions about the Moon’s atmosphere
While the Moon is often thought to have no atmosphere, it is important to note what ISRO claims about that. ISRO Chairman S Somanath clarified that gases do come out of the Moon, get ionized, and remain close to its surface. This phenomenon varies with day and night on the Moon.
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Will India make lunar soft landing history as the fourth nation?
If Chandrayaan-3 succeeds, India could become the fourth nation to attempt a soft landing on the Moon, alongside the United States, China, and Russia. The mission’s goal is to show off India’s abilities to land on the moon’s surface safely and precisely. Opening the door for further investigation, maybe involving the sending of people and the establishment of moon outposts.
Union Minister Jitendra Singh anticipates that the overall expense of the Chandrayaan-3 operation will be approximately Rs. 600 crores. India’s dedication to upgrading space technology and its goals for lunar exploration is reflected in the mission’s expense.
Chandrayaan-3’s launch has received a lot of attention and appreciation. Politicians, including Kerala and Uttarakhand Chief Ministers, praised ISRO for the successful launch. Jitendra Singh, the Union Minister, emphasized the value of Indian ingenuity in the field of space technology. He expressed delight at being present for the momentous occasion. Celebrities like YouTuber Gaurav Taneja tweeted images from Sriharikota that showed the crowd’s ecstasy as the rocket took flight.
In India’s space voyage, Chandrayaan 3 launch marks a critical turning point. The country eagerly anticipates the projected smooth landing, which would represent another significant advancement for India’s space research efforts, as the spacecraft sets off for the Moon.