Chandrayaan 3 is a planned Indian lunar mission that will soft-land on the Moon’s south pole. It is a follow-on mission to Chandrayaan 2, which was India’s first mission to the Moon’s surface. Chandrayaan 3 is scheduled to launch on July 13, 2023.

NameChandrayaan 3
AuthorityIndian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
Launch date13 July 2023 (tentative)
Time2:30 PM (IST)
Vehicle nameGSLV (Mark 3)
LocationSatish Dhawan Space Center
City/StateSriharikota, India
Chairman of ISROS Somnath
BudgetRs 75 crore

Chandrayaan 3 Launch Date And Time

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced the upcoming launch of Chandrayaan 3, marking a significant milestone after numerous trials and errors. Originally slated for the 12th of July 2023, the launch is now scheduled for the following day, the 13th of July. The anticipated time for liftoff is set for 3:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).

Mission/Objective of Chandrayaan 3

  • A Mission to Study the Moon’s South Pole
  • Study the lunar environment and its potential for life.
  • Safe and soft landing on lunar surface
  • Explore the lunar surface and collect data on its geology and composition

ISRO shared a tweet on Twitter on at 1:50 PM IST stating facts about Chandrayaan 3.

Constituents of Chandrayaan 3

  • The Chandrayaan 3 mission will consist of a lander and rover.
  • The lander will be equipped with the following payloads:
    • ChaSTE: to measure the thermal conductivity and temperature of the lunar surface
    • ILSA: to measure the seismicity around the landing site
    • LP: to estimate the plasma density and its variations
    • NASA Laser Retroreflector Array: for lunar laser ranging studies
    • The rover will be equipped with the following payloads:
    • APXS: to derive the elemental composition of the lunar surface
    • LIBS: to derive the elemental composition of the lunar surface
  • The mission will be launched by LVM3 from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota.
  • The propulsion module will carry the lander and rover configuration to a 100 km lunar orbit.
  • The propulsion module also has the SHAPE payload, which will study the spectral and polarimetric measurements of Earth from the lunar orbit.


Chandrayaan 3 is a significant milestone for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It will be the first Indian mission to soft-land on the Moon’s south pole, and it will help to advance India’s space exploration capabilities. The mission is also expected to provide valuable data for future lunar missions, such as the Artemis program.

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