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On July 13, Chandrayan-3 is likely to launch.


However, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman S Somanath said while the date has not been finalised yet, the agency was looking at the earliest possible date between July 12 and 19.

For Chandrayaan-3, which involves putting a rover on the lunar surface, India is considering July 13 as a potential launch date. According to a senior official, the Chandrayaan-3 mission would take off from Sriharikota’s Satish Dhawan Space Centre on July 13 at 2:30 p.m. The date has not yet been decided, but Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman S. Somanath stated the organisation was looking at the earliest date between July 12 and 19.

Chairman says date yet to be finalised

He was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an Indian Air Force event.

The current window of opportunity is from July 12 to July 19. In response to questions about the July 13 launch date, he stated, “We will choose the earliest date, which may be July 12, 13, or 14, and continue towards the end, unless there is a technical difficulty showing up.

“No precise date has been revealed. After all the exams are finished, we will determine the exact date. The ultimate date will fall within this range, according to Somanath.

Spacecraft waiting for integration with rocket

According to ISRO, the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft is ready for integration with the rocket after being entirely constructed and assembled with the faring.
The rocket integration is currently underway and could be finished in another two to three days; following that, a test schedule is required, according to Somanath. After integration with the rocket, a number of tests would also be conducted, he noted.

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Aim of Chandrayaan- 3

Chandrayaan-3 is a follow-on mission to Chandrayaan-2 to demonstrate end-to-end capability in safe landing and roving on the lunar surface. It has a lander and rover configuration. The propulsion module will carry the lander and rover configuration till 100 km lunar orbit. It has a Spectro-Polarimetry of Habitable Planet Earth payload to study the spectral and polarimetric measurements of Earth from lunar orbit.

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