At 2.35 p.m. on Friday, India’s third moon mission, Chandrayaan-3, was successfully launched onboard a Launch Vehicle Mark-3 (LVM-3) rocket from the second launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. The tremendous achievement has made every Indian proud, eliciting congratulations from all across the world.

Millions of excited spectators applauded on the rocket’s ascension throughout the historic launch.
As people watched the countdown and departure on their phones and television screens, social media was flooded with launch-related videos.

The takeoff was also captured on camera from the window of a plane going from Chennai to Dhaka.

Dr. P V Venkitakrishnan, Director (retired), ISRO Materials, and Rocket Manufacturing Expert, tweeted the video on Twitter. The images were captioned “Launch of Chandrayan 3 from Flight.” The captain of the Chennai-Dhaka flight declared, “Watch this historic event,” shortly after departure.

The video has gained millions of views and likes since it was published, leaving many internet users stunned at the passenger’s photographic prowess.

The journey from Earth to the moon for Chandrayaan-3, on the other hand, is planned to take around a month, with the landing scheduled for August 23. It will operate for one lunar day, or around 14 Earth days, after landing. One day on the Moon is equivalent to fourteen days on Earth.

Chandrayaan-3, India’s third lunar exploration mission, will make India the fourth country after the United States, China, and Russia to land a spacecraft on the moon’s surface and demonstrate the country’s capabilities for a safe and soft landing.
Chandrayaan-3 is the ISRO’s follow-up attempt after the Chandrayaan-2 mission faced challenges during its soft landing on the lunar surface in 2019 and was eventually deemed to have failed its core mission objectives.

After the orbit-raising manoeuvres, Chandrayaan-3 will be put into the Lunar Transfer Trajectory. It will reach the Moon in the following weeks after travelling over 300,000 kilometres. Scientific instruments will analyse the Moon’s surface and add to our understanding.
Chandrayaan-3 has a lander, a rover, and a propulsion module. It weights around 3,900 kilogrammes.



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