The Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Chandrayaan-3 mission has re-ignited the country’s ambition to explore space, as ISRO is now preparing for the mission’s launch in mid-2022.
The mission will be the first to conduct a soft-landing on the Moon since the newly created nation sent its first lunar probe to space in 2008.
Chandrayaan-3 is slated to consist of an orbiter similar to Chandrayaan-2, a lander named VSLV-XL, and a rover carrying several scientific experiments.
The mission has been designed to collect crucial information such as surface mineral composition, crater formations, and verify the presence of water or ice on the surface of the Moon.
This information can help scientists in understanding the Moon’s origin and evolution better.
Chandrayaan-3 will also carry out experiments to explore the possibilities of resource utilisation on the Moon.
The mission is also important from an international standpoint as it can potentially advance new collaborative initiatives between India and other countries in space exploration.
Apart from the political significance, the mission will be the key to unlocking the scientific and technological potential in India which can be used to solve the world’s most pressing problems.
The mission will generate inventiveness and promote the spirit of discovery among the nation’s youth.
Thus Chandrayaan-3 will not only explore the Moon but also bring positive changes on earth.
Through this mission, India can set a remarkable example on how the nation can utilise space exploration to make the world around it a better place.