Let's know 10 important things about Chandrayaan-3

Chandrayaan-3 is a follow-on mission to Chandrayaan-2, India's first mission to soft-land on the Moon.

1. Mission

Safe landing and roving on the lunar surface, study lunar surface composition and morphology, search for signatures of water on the Moon

2. Objectives

8 payloads, including Terrain Mapping Camera, Laser Retroreflector Array, Moon Mineralogy Mapper, Pragyan Rover.

3. Payloads

July 14, 2023, from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India.

4. Launch

Lunar orbit around the Moon.

5. Orbit

August 23, 2023, on the Moon

6. Landing

Pragyan Rover deployed from the lander after the landing

7. Rover deployment

1 year.

8. Mission duration

₹900 crores (US$120 million).

9. Budget

A significant mission for India as it will help to further the country's space exploration capabilities.

10. Significance