India’s coveted Moon Mission Chandrayaan-3 is scheduled to be launched in July, most likely in the second half of the month. This was disclosed by Union Science and Technology Minister Dr Jitendra Singh while addressing a media query on the sideline of a function. He said, if things go as planned, the Indian Space Research Organisation will launch its ambitious Chandrayaan-3 Mission which is aimed at demonstrating critical technology to land the Spacecraft on the South Pole of the Moon.
Earlier Mr. Singh had said that Chandrayaan -3 Spacecraft successfully completed the essential tests that validated its capability to withstand the harsh environment that the Spacecraft would be facing during its launch and the subsequent journey. The Minister said, India’s earlier lunar mission, Chandrayan -1 had earned the country a place of pride and supremacy in the world arena by identifying for the first time ever, the presence of water on the surface of the moon. He added that this input was noted with great significance even by the world’s premier Space agencies like the USA’s NASA.
The Chandrayaan-3 is a follow up mission to Chandrayaan-2. Living upto the theme of Science of the Moon, the scientific instruments on the lander and the rover in the Chandrayaan will be capable of studying the various aspects of Moon including the Lunar environment and thermo-physio properties.