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Spectropolarimetry of Habitable Planet Earth (SHAPE)

NSSDCA ID: 2023-098A-01

Mission Name: Chandrayaan 3


The Spectropolarimetry of Habitable Planet Earth (SHAPE) experiment, mounted on the propulsion module / orbiter of Chandrayaan 3, is designed to study the Earth from lunar orbit, analyzing the spectrum of an inhabited planet to aid in exoplanet research and the search for life.

Alternate Names

  • Chandrayaan3/SpectropolarimetryofHabitablePlanetEarth(SHAPE)

Funding Agency

  • Indian Space Research Organization (India)


  • Planetary Science: Atmospheres
  • Planetary Science: Geology and Geophysics

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this experiment can be directed to: Dr. David R. Williams



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