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Chandrayaan-3 Lands On The Moon | What Is Onboard India's Third Lunar Mission?

Chandrayaan-3 will attempt soft landing around 6.04 pm on 23 August, ISRO said.

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Video Producers: Vishnu Gopinath and Puneet Bhatia

Video Editor: Puneet Bhatia

Senior Editor: Shohini Bose

Chandrayaan-3 successfully touched down on the Moon on Wednesday, 23 August, and we looked closer at what's inside India's third lunar mission, and what it hopes to accomplish in its time on the Moon.

Before we tell you what's onboard Chandrayaan-3, let's briefly go over its objectives.

  • To demonstrate safe, soft landing on lunar surface

  • To demonstrate rover exploration on the Moon

  • To conduct scientific experiments on the Moon

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To help achieve this goal Chandrayaan-3 has seven science payloads across and inside its Lander module, Rover Module, and Propulsion Module.

The payload includes:

  • RAMBHA (Radio anatomy of Moon bound hypersensitive ionosphere and atmosphere)

Measures near-surface plasma density and changes to surface plasma over time.

  • CHASTE (Chandra’s surface thermophysical experiment)

Measures thermal properties of the Moon’s surface.

For the rest of the story, watch the video!

You can also follow our live updates on Chandrayaan-3 landing here.

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