Chandrayaan 3 could be launched in Mid 2023, says ISRO Chief

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New Delhi (India), 22nd March, 2023: According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman S Somanath, the flight of Chandrayaan-3, India’s third lunar mission, and Aditya L1, the country’s first solar mission, could take place by the middle of 2023.

The Chairman was giving the opening address at the 4th Indian Planetary Science Conference, which was held in Ahmedabad at the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) in the city, on “Indian Capabilities for Space and Planetary Exploration.”

Somnath said, “The Chandrayaan-3 craft is fully ready. It is fully integrated. Of course, there is some correction work being done, and we are building a lot of confidence in the mission through lots of simulations and tests, etc. And possibly the launch can take place by the middle of this year.”

Aditya-L1, India’s first solar mission, will have a “very special solar observation capability,” according to him. Instruments have already been delivered, and ISRO is integrating them into the satellite.

Further commenting on the Aditya-L1 he said, “I am also eagerly waiting for this (Aditya-L1) launch to happen, possibly by the middle of this year, and I am sure we will make this mission a great success.”

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