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ISRO to Carry US Instrument on Board the Forthcoming Chandrayaan 3 mission

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) forthcoming Chandrayaan 3 mission will carry scientific instruments of the United States of America. The Chandrayaan mission 2 also carried American scientific instruments .This information was given by the Union Minister of state (Independent charge ) Science & Technology, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in the Rajya Sabha.

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India has signed 4 cooperative documents specifically to collaborate in space exploration in the last five years. Apart from the United States of America, India has also signed an agreement with Japan to conduct a feasibility study for a joint lunar polar exploration mission, while with the United Kingdom it has an agreement for conducting a feasibility study for collaboration in future space science missions.

What is  Chandrayaan-3 Mission:

The Chandrayaan-3 mission is a continuation of Chandrayaan-2, which was launched in July 2019 and had the goal of putting a rover on the lunar South Pole. The Vikram lander’s subsequent failure prompted the development of a different mission to show off the landing skills required for the 2024 lunar polar exploration mission that is being proposed in collaboration with Japan. It will have a landing module and an orbiter. But unlike Chandrayaan-2, this orbiter won’t be equipped with a research payload.

Features of Chandrayaan 3 Spacecraft:

  • A rover and lander will be aboard Chandrayaan 3 as it launches into space. There won’t be any orbiters like Chandrayaan 2 in it.
  • India wants to look at the Moon’s surface, particularly in regions that haven’t seen sunlight in a few billion years. These darker regions of the lunar surface may contain ice and rich mineral deposits, according to scientists and astronomers.
  • Additionally, this exploration will try to examine the exosphere and subsurface as well as the surface.
  • This spacecraft’s rover will interact with Earth through an orbiter salvaged from Chandrayaan 2.
  • At a distance of 100 km from the lunar orbit, it will take pictures of the surface in order to analyse it.
  • The lander of ISRO’s Chandrayaan 3 will be powered by 4 throttle-able engines. In addition, it will be endowed with a Laser Doppler Velocimeter (LDV).

 

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