A team of scientists from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) visited Tirupathi Venkatachalapathy Temple in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday as they prepared for the upcoming launch of Chandrayaan-3. The scientists offered prayers at the temple and brought along a miniature model of the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft.
Chandrayaan-3: India’s Second Moon Landing Attempt
Chandrayaan-3, which is India’s second attempt to land on the moon, will be launched on Friday at 2:35 pm. The ISRO team expressed their excitement about the mission and shared their preparations for the launch.
Objectives of Chandrayaan-3
The primary objectives of the Chandrayaan-3 mission are to demonstrate the capability of landing and roving on the lunar surface, conduct in-situ scientific experiments, and develop and demonstrate new technologies for interplanetary missions. The mission aims to place a lander and a rover on the moon’s highlands near the south pole.
Science Secretary Shanthanu Batwuadekar, along with other senior ISRO scientists such as National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL) Director Amit Kumar Patra, project director of Chandrayaan-3 Veeramuthu Vel, and associate project director of Chandrayaan-3 Kalpana Kalahasti, were part of the visiting team.
Chandrayaan-3 is scheduled to be launched on July 14 at 2:35 p.m. IST from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.
The lander module of Chandrayaan-3 has been specifically designed for a soft landing on a designated site on the moon’s surface. Once landed, the rover will conduct in-situ chemical analysis of the lunar surface. The propulsion module will carry the lander module to a final 100-kilometre circular orbit before separating from it. The propulsion module will then remain in orbit around the moon, acting as a communications relay satellite. Each module will carry its own scientific payloads.
Overall, the visit to the Tirupathi temple symbolizes the spiritual aspect of the mission and highlights the scientists’ dedication and prayers for the success of Chandrayaan-3.
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