Monday, July 22
Chandrayaan 3 isro launch

ISRO Announces Successful Integration of Chandrayaan-3 Spacecraft with Launch Vehicle

On July 22, 2019, ISRO Integrates Chandrayaan-3 with Launch Vehicle, Sets Possible Launch Window for Third Lunar Mission. India’s third lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3, commenced its journey to the moon from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced that it has successfully integrated the encapsulated assembly of Chandrayaan-3 with the LVM3 launch vehicle at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre. The milestone was shared by ISRO through a tweet.

ISRO Chairman, S Somnath, had previously stated that the launch of Chandrayaan-3, India’s third lunar mission, is planned to take place between July 13 and July 19. The aim of this mission is to achieve a soft landing on the moon, building upon the lessons learned from the Chandrayaan-2 mission.

In October of the previous year, S Somnath had revealed that Chandrayaan-3 was expected to be launched in June 2023. He mentioned during a press conference that the mission is almost ready, with final integration and testing near completion. However, some additional tests were still pending, leading to the decision to target the June 2023 launch slot.

Chandrayaan-2, India’s second lunar mission, was launched on July 22, 2019, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre. Unfortunately, the mission encountered a setback when the Vikram lunar lander experienced a crash on the Moon’s surface in early September of the same year.