10 Interesting Facts about the Chandrayaan-3
Chandrayaan-3 is India's third lunar mission, and its primary goal is to soft-land a lander and rover on the lunar surface.
The lander is named Vikram, after the father of India's space program, Vikram Sarabhai. The rover is named Pragyan, which means "wisdom" in Sanskrit.
The Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft is being launched on a GSLV Mark III rocket, which is the most powerful rocket in India's fleet.
The spacecraft will travel to the moon in a lunar orbit insertion (LOI) maneuver, which will place it in a circular orbit around the moon.
The lander will then separate from the spacecraft and descend to the lunar surface.
The rover will be deployed from the lander and will explore the lunar surface for up to 14 Earth days.
The Chandrayaan-3 mission will conduct a variety of scientific experiments, including studying the lunar surface, the lunar atmosphere, and the lunar interior.
The mission will also help India to develop new technologies for future space exploration missions.
The Chandrayaan-3 mission is scheduled to launch on July 14, 2023.
If successful, the Chandrayaan-3 mission will make India only the fourth country to soft-land a spacecraft on the moon.