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Chandrayaan-3 is set for launch in July

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch the Chandrayaan-3 mission within 60 days. With the aim of landing a spacecraft on the surface of the moon’s South Pole and demonstrating critical technology.

Chandrayaan-3 is designed to study the properties of the moon, like thermal, seismic, and plasma features. And also assess the elements close to the landing area. According to PTI, the lunar mission will be launched in the second week of July.

An ISRO officer shared the information that the scientific instruments on the lander and rover are aimed at studying the moon. It will also measure Earth’s spectro-polarimetric significance from lunar orbit, which works on the theme of “science from the moon.”

The Lunar Mission passed vital vibration and acoustic tests in March and proved it has the ability to launch in tough conditions. As per the propulsion module, the land rover will transport itself to a 100-kilometre lunar orbit and study the Earth with its SHAPE (spectro-polarimetry of habitable planet Earth) payload.

Payloads include ‘Chandra’s Surface Thermophysical Experiment ‘for thermal conductivity measurement and temperature, the Instrument for Seismic Activity for seismicity measurement, and the Langmuir Probe ‘for plasma density estimation.

NASA’s laser retroreflector array is used for studies of lunar laser ranging on Chandrayaan-3. The rover will use an “alpha particle X-ray spectrometer” ‘and ‘laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy” to study the elemental composition location near the lunar land.

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