Chandrayaan-3 Mission: Today is a proud day for India and Indians. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is going to launch its dream project Chandrayaan-3. Chandrayaan-3 will fly from the Earth towards the Moon at 2:35 pm on Friday from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota. After traveling for about 40 to 50 days, the lander and rover of Chandrayaan-3 will land near the south pole of the Moon. The whole world is eyeing this moon mission. Scientists have described this mission as a game changer.
ISRO chief S Somnath and other scientists offered prayers at the Tirupati Venkatachalapathi temple on Thursday. ISRO Chief said that we hope that he will successfully land on the moon. The rover weighs 26 kg which will work for 2 weeks (on the moon). There are many cameras in the rover.
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Chandrayaan-2’s orbiter satellite still operational
India launched Chandrayaan-2 mission on 22 July 2019. Scientists sent a rover and an orbiter to the moon. The landing was hard, due to which the mission failed. Although the orbiter satellite is still working and a lot of information related to the moon has been received through it. Chandrayaan-3 is the follow up mission of the previous mission.
What will be achieved by Moon mission?
After reaching the Moon’s orbit, Chandrayaan-3 will soft-land on the surface using the lander. After landing on the lunar surface, the lander will come out of the module and study the lunar surface through its payload APXS – Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer. Through this, the chemical composition of the planet can be tested and tested. can be obtained and mineralogical composition can be estimated to further enhance the understanding of the Moon.
Through this rover, the light falling on the moon, radiation, thermal conductivity and temperature of the moon will be studied. Along with this, seismic activities around the landing site will also be studied. Through this mission, an attempt will be made to understand the density of plasma on the lunar surface and the changes in it.
What is the difference between Chandrayaan-2 and Chandrayaan-3?
- Chandrayaan-2 had Lander, Rover and Orbiter. Chandrayaan-3 does not have an orbiter. Lander and Rover only.
- Chandrayaan-3 has an indigenous propulsion module instead of the orbiter. If needed, the help of Chandrayaan-2’s orbiter will be taken.
- The propulsion module will release Chandrayaan-3’s lander and rover on the lunar surface, which will move around the moon in a circular orbit of 100 km.
- The propulsion module is for communication. It will transmit the message received from Lander-Rover to India.
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