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Chandrayaan 3



Chandrayaan 3 is an ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) mission with the primary objective of putting a lander and rover in the highlands near the south pole of the Moon in 2023. The lander/rover will be similar to the Vikram rover on Chandrayaan 2, with improvements to help ensure a safe landing. It wll also carry a communications relay satellite. The rover will carry a seismometer, heat flow experiment, and spectrometers.

The mission is scheduled to launch in 2023 on a GSLV Mark 3 heavy lift launch vehicle. The lander will separate and go into lunar orbit, and then land with the rover at the south pole. The communications relay satellite will remain in lunar orbit to enable communications with Earth. Chandrayaan 2 will also be used as a backup relay.

Alternate Names

  • Chandrayaan3

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 
Launch Vehicle: 
Launch Site: Sriharikota, India

Funding Agency

  • Indian Space Research Organization (India)


  • Planetary Science

Additional Information

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



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