The Third Lunar Exploration Mission, Chandrayaan 3 is all set for the launch on the 14th of July, Friday. The Chandrayaan 3 is the third venture to the moon and the second to attempt a soft landing on its surface by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO.)
Recently, during the G20 India’s Presidency Meeting, Mr. S. Somanath, the Director of the ISRO said, “The launch of Chandrayaan 3 will be on July 14 at 2:30 P.M. If the launch takes place on that day we will be ready for landing on the moon possibly by the last week of August. The date is decided by the sunrise on the moon. When the landing takes place, sunlight has to be there. A day on the moon is 15 Earth days. You will have sunlight for 15 days and in the next 15 days there will be no sunlight for a given location.”
The nation is eagerly waiting for this smooth landing of the satellite on the surface of the Moon. After two failed attempts of Chandrayaan missions, the ISRO is hopeful now, especially after learning from the previous mistakes. In this third attempt, the ISRO would use provision for landing at higher speeds and new technology for assessing the speed levels as the lander approaches the landing site on the moon.
Another major update in this third attempt is that the ISRO is making an effort to make a smooth and slow landing on the Moon.
The awaited launch would take place from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Shriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, on the 14th of July.
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