Chandrayaan 3: The third edition of India's mission to the moon, Chandrayaan-3, will now be launched this July. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman S Somnath on Monday asserted that he is very confident about the lunar mission that demonstrates end-to-end capability in safe landing and roving on the lunar surface.
NVS-01 navigation satellite
Taking about the follow-on mission to Chandrayaan-2, Somnath said, "I am very confident." The ISRO chairman was speaking after the space agency successfully placed the NVS-01, the first of the second-generation satellite series, into geosynchronous transfer orbit. The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle deployed the NVS-01 navigation satellite from the second launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDC SHAR) in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
Speaking to ANI, Somanath said, "The lesson is very simple. Learn from the past, and do what is possible with your capacity. Failures may happen. There are a thousand reasons for a rocket to fail. Even today, this mission could have failed. But we have to do what is needed to be done".
Chandraayan-3 mission consists of an indigenous lander module
Meanwhile, the Chandraayan-3 mission consists of an indigenous lander module a propulsion module and a rover with an objective of developing and demonstrating new technologies required for Inter planetary missions. According to ISRO, the three mission objectives of the Chandrayaan-3 are- to demonstrate safe and soft landing on lunar Surface; to demonstrate Rover roving on the moon and to conduct in-situ scientific experiments.
It will be launched by the LVM3 rocket from SDSC SHAR centre in Sriharikota. The propulsion module will carry the lander and rover configuration till 100 km lunar orbit, according to ISRO.
(with inputs from ANI)