India’s space agency, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), successfully launched the LVM3 rocket and Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft on July 14, 2023. The launch took place at 2:35 p.m. IST from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
The LVM3 is India’s heaviest launch vehicle, and this was its seventh successful flight. The rocket carried the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft, which is India’s third mission to the Moon. The spacecraft is scheduled to soft-land on the Moon on August 23, 2023.
The Chandrayaan-3 mission is designed to study the Moon’s surface and subsurface. The spacecraft will carry a number of instruments, including a terrain mapping camera, a lunar surface penetrating radar, and a lunar mineralogy spectrometer.
The successful launch of the LVM3 and Chandrayaan-3 is a major milestone for India’s space program. It demonstrates India’s growing capabilities in the field of space exploration, and it will help to boost India’s economy.
The launch of the LVM3 and Chandrayaan-3 is also a significant event for the global space community. It is a sign of India’s growing ambition in the field of space, and it is expected to inspire other countries to pursue their own space exploration programs.
The successful launch of the LVM3 and Chandrayaan-3 is a proud moment for India. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the scientists and engineers at ISRO. The mission is a major step forward for India’s space program, and it will help to further India’s scientific and technological capabilities.