The launch of Chandrayaan-3 is a success

On July 14, the LVM3 M4 rocket was launched from the territory of the Satish Dhawan Space Center. It has successfully launched the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft into space, which will have to land an Indian lunar rover on the Moon.

LVM3 M4 rocket with the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft installed on it. Source: ISRO

Currently, Chandrayaan-3 is in low-Earth orbit. In the coming weeks, the Indian spacecraft will perform a series of maneuvers that will gradually increase the apogee of its orbit. This will allow Chandrayaan-3 to move into a 100-kilometer orbit around the Moon.

After the Chandrayaan-3 reaches the Moon, a descent platform will separate from it, on board of which there is a small lunar rover. It will attempt to land on the territory of the south polar region of the Moon. If successful, India will become the fourth country in history to have managed this operation. At the moment, the landing is scheduled for August 23. 

You can learn more about the technical design and the main objectives of the Chandrayaan-3 mission from our material.

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