Chandrayaan 3

Took off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota on July 14, 2023

Chandrayaan 3

- It is a follow-on mission to Chandrayaan-2. - Chandrayaan-2 was only a partial success, because its lander Vikram, and rover Pragyaan, crashed on Moon’s surface.

Launched using LVM-3 M4 (formerly known as GSLV MK-III )


To demonstrate rover moving on moon

To conduct in-situ scientific experiments.

To demonstrate a Safe and Soft Landing on Lunar Surface

Chandrayaan-3 consists of an indigenous propulsion module, lander module, and a rover to develop and demonstrate new technologies required for inter-planetary missions.

Lander and rover will collect invaluable data for scientific research on the lunar surface for one lunar day (~14 Earth days )

Data from Chandrayaan-3 will be useful for future NASA's Artemis human landing missions.

LVM-3 M4 is a three-stage vehicle

Stage 1: two solid strap-on motors (S200),

Stage 2: one liquid core stage (L110)

Stage 3: a high thrust cryogenic upper stage (C25).

LVM-3 M4 payload carrying capacity:

- 8000 kg to the Lower Earth Orbit (LEO)

- 4000 kg to Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO)

Successful soft landing will make India the 4th country after US, Russia, and China, to achieve the feat