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India launches Chandrayaan-3 rocket

Chandrayaan-3 rocket was launched by India from Sriharikota in Pradesh

India launched the Chandrayaan-3 rocket on Friday from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. With the goal of being the fourth nation to successfully complete a controlled lunar landing.

Such landings have been accomplished by China, the United States, and Russia.

A cloud of smoke and fire was left behind as the LVM3 launch rocket of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Blasted out from the nation’s primary spaceport in the southern state, as seen on television.

Around August 23, the Chandrayaan-3 mission is expected to send out a lander and rover close to the south pole of the moon.

It will run after landing for one lunar day, or roughly 14 days on Earth.

The United States, the former Soviet Union, and China are the only other space agencies to have successfully landed a lander on the moon. None of them have come close to the lunar south pole.

The third Chandrayaan, whose name translates to “moon vehicle” in Sanskrit. Consists of a 2-meter-tall lander intended to place a rover close to the lunar south pole. where it will undertake a number of experiments for two weeks.

A successful orbiter was delivered by ISRO’s Chandrayaan-2 mission in 2020. Its lander and rover were lost in a crash not far from the site of Chandrayan-3’s attempted touchdown.

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