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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 2022. 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 no earlier than August 2022 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.

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    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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