Chandrayaan 3 Lifts Off For its Journey To the Moon
India launched its ambitious Chandrayaan-3 mission to the Moon. The spacecraft launched aboard India’s heaviest rocket, Launch vehicle Mark-III a.k.a LVM3 on a journey to the Moon. The spacecraft will complete the 3,84,000 kilometers-long journey in nearly 45 days to attempt a soft-landing on the Moon by end of August. The Chandrayaan-3 mission began its journey to the Moon onboard India’s heaviest rocket, the Launch Vehicle Mark-III. The spacecraft is neatly packed in the launch fairing of the rocket as it begins its journey to the lunar world.
Despite scorching heat and a forecast of dry weather, passenger vehicles carrying ardent space enthusiasts are making a beeline to this spaceport. Over 10,000 people from Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka have arrived at Sriharikota since early morning and they are witnessing the launch from the dedicated space gallery set up by Isro adjacent to the main entrance of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC).
Chandrayaan 3: Overview of the launched
- LVM3 is in an automatic launch sequence and the onboard computer has taken over command. The launch to happen at 2:35 pm as Chandrayaan3 begins journey to the Moon.
- Isro conducts the textbook launch of the Chandrayaan-3 mission to the Moon. All systems function nominally.
- All system are functioning normally and payload fairing has been opened to expose Chandrayaan-3 to space.
- The third stage is powering the Chandrayaan-3 mission to begin its orbit-raising activity. The spacecraft is being pushed into the desired orbit above Earth and the cryogenic stage is performing nominally.
- The third stage has ignited and all eyes are on the seperation of Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft from the payload fairing. The third stage is pushing the spacecraft into the required altitude.