Chandrayaan 3 Satellite (Moon Mission) launch and landing Date and Time

In a perfect orbit, Chandrayaan 3 has started its trip to the Moon. The spacecraft is in good health. The ‘Launch Rehearsal’, which simulated the whole launch preparation and process over the course of 24 hours, is now complete

Chandrayaan 3 Satellite Details

Name of MissionChandryaan 3 Satellite
launch date & TimeJuly 14, 2023, at 02:35PM
Landing on MoonAugust 23, 2023, at 05:47PM
launch VehicleLVM3 M4 (Rocket ) 3 Stage Lift
Place of LaunchSDSC SHAR, Sriharikota
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Chandrayaan 3 Moon Mission Overview

Chandrayaan-3, the third iteration of India’s lunar mission, is scheduled to launch from Sriharikota’s Satish Dhawan Space Center at 2:35 p.m. on July 14. The scientific community and Indians throughout the world are anxiously awaiting the outcome of the second iteration of India’s moon mission.

On Thursday, the countdown to the historic mission began. “The countdown leading to the launch tomorrow at 14:35:17 Hrs. IST has begun,” ISRO stated in a tweet on Thursday.

Chandrayaan-2 in September 2019 due to a software glitch. Learning from its past instance, ISRO has implemented several improvements in Chandrayaan-3 in order to ensure success this time. Reportedly, it will land on the Moon on August 23.

Chandrayaan-3 consists of an indigenous propulsion module, lander module, and a rover with an objective of developing and demonstrating new technologies required for inter-planetary missions. The propulsion module will carry the lander and rover from injection orbit to till 100 km lunar orbit. It also carries a Spectro-polarimetry of Habitable Planetary Earth (SHAPE) payload to study the spectral and polarimetric measurements of earth from the lunar orbit.

ISRO Chairman S Somanath said instead of a success-based design in Chandrayaan-2, the space agency opted for a failure-based design in Chandrayaan-3, focused on what all can fail and how to protect it and ensure a successful landing.

While Chandrayaan-2 comprised of Vikram lander, Pragyan rover, and an orbiter, Chandrayaan-3 will launch with just a lander and a rover. Chandrayaan-3 will reportedly use the Orbiter already hovering above the Moon launched with Chandrayaan-2 for its communications and terrain mapping requirements.

The Chandrayaan-3 lander mission is equipped with “lander hazard detection and avoidance cameras” for coordination with the orbiter and the mission control during the landing process on the surface of the Moon.

ISRO chief shared that the area of landing has been expanded from 500m x 500m to four km by 2.5 km. “It can land anywhere, so it doesn’t limit you to target a specific point. It will target a specific point only in nominal conditions. So, if the performance is poor, it can land anywhere within that area,” he said.

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