Chandrayaan-3 is a follow-on mission to Chandrayaan-2, India's first mission to soft-land on the Moon.
Safe landing and roving on the lunar surface, study lunar surface composition and morphology, search for signatures of water on the Moon
8 payloads, including Terrain Mapping Camera, Laser Retroreflector Array, Moon Mineralogy Mapper, Pragyan Rover.
July 14, 2023, from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India.
Lunar orbit around the Moon.
August 23, 2023, on the Moon
Pragyan Rover deployed from the lander after the landing
₹900 crores (US$120 million).
A significant mission for India as it will help to further the country's space exploration capabilities.