Chandrayaan 3, India’s upcoming lunar mission, is scheduled to be launched in July, most likely in the second half of the month, according to Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State for Science & Technology.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) plans to demonstrate crucial technology with this mission, specifically the ability to land the spacecraft on the moon’s south pole.
Earlier this year, Dr Jitendra Singh confirmed that Chandrayaan-3 had successfully completed essential tests to ensure its capability to endure the challenging conditions during launch and the subsequent journey.
As per ISRO’s website, Chandrayaan-3 will be launched by the LVM3 rocket from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota. The lander and rover will be carried by the propulsion module to a lunar orbit of 100 km.
The spacecraft comprises an indigenous Lander module (LM), Propulsion module (PM), and a Rover, all aimed at developing and showcasing new technologies necessary for interplanetary missions.