India’s space agency, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), announced on Wednesday that the encapsulated assembly containing Chandrayaan-3 has been integrated with the launch vehicle, LVM3, at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre. ISRO tweeted about the milestone, marking progress in its third lunar mission.
ISRO Chairman S Somnath recently informed ANI that the launch of Chandrayaan-3 is scheduled between July 13 and July 19. The agency is confident about achieving a soft landing on the moon during this mission, building upon the lessons learned from Chandrayaan-2, which unfortunately faced a setback during its lunar landing attempt in September 2019.
Initially planned for a June 2023 launch, ISRO decided to take the July slot to ensure thorough integration and testing. The mission is now in its final stages, with just a few pending tests before the launch.
The success of Chandrayaan-3 will mark a significant step forward for India’s lunar exploration efforts, showcasing the nation’s growing expertise in space research and technology. The launch will be closely monitored by space enthusiasts worldwide as India continues its exploration of the moon’s mysteries.