fbpx

Chandrayaan-3

  • IASbaba
  • February 11, 2022
  • 0
UPSC Articles
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Chandrayaan-3

Part of: Prelims and Mains GS-III: Space Science & technology 

In News: Chandrayaan-3 is scheduled for launch in August 2022.

  • Same configuration like Chandrayaan-2 but it will not have an orbiter. The orbiter launched during Chandrayaan-2 will be used for Chandrayaan-3.
  • Chandrayaan-3 is critical for ISRO as it will demonstrate India’s capabilities to make landings for further interplanetary missions.
  • The Chandrayaan-3 takes cues from the first Chandrayaan mission launched in October 2008 that made major discoveries including finding evidence of water on the lunar surface.

What happened to Chandrayaan-2?

  • Chandrayaan-2, India’s second mission to the Moon, had failed to make a soft-landing on the lunar surface.
  • The lander and rover malfunctioned in the final moments and crash-landed, getting destroyed in the process

Key information gathered till now

  • Presence of water molecules on moon which is the most precise information about water till date.
  • Presence of Minor elements: Chromium, manganese and Sodium have been detected for the first time through remote sensing. 
  • Information about solar flares: A large number of microflares outside the active region have been observed for the first time. It shall help in understanding the mechanism behind heating of the solar corona.

News Source: PIB

For a dedicated peer group, Motivation & Quick updates, Join our official telegram channel – https://t.me/IASbabaOfficialAccount

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel HERE to watch Explainer Videos, Strategy Sessions, Toppers Talks & many more…

Search now.....