Chandrayaan-3

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Chandrayaan-3
NamesLunar Polar Exploration[1][2]
Mission typeLunar lander, rover
OperatorISRO / JAXA
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerISRO: lander
JAXA: launcher and rover
Start of mission
Launch dateSuggested: 2024[1][2]
RocketH3 (rocket) [3]
Launch siteLA-Y, Tanegashima
ContractorJAXA
Moon lander
Landing siteLunar pole
 

Chandrayaan-3 (Sanskrit: [tɕɐndɽaːjaːn]; lit: Moon craft[4][5] About this soundpronunciation ) is a robotic space mission concept by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Japan's space agency JAXA[6][7] that would send a lunar rover and lander to explore south pole region of the Moon in 2024.[1][2][3] JAXA is likely to provide the under-development H3 launch vehicle and the rover, while ISRO would be responsible for the lander.[7][8]

The mission concept has not yet been formally proposed for funding and planning.[9] If approved, it would be the third mission of India's Chandrayaan programme.

The mission would demonstrate new surface exploration technologies related to vehicular transport and lunar night survival for sustainable lunar exploration in polar regions with payload capacity of "several-hundred kilograms".[10][8] Water prospecting, sample collection and analysis are likely to be mission objectives.[7] Payload proposals from other space agencies might be sought.[6][11]

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  1. ^ a b c After Mars, ISRO to Set a Date with Venus. Trak. Malvika Gurung. 20 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b c After Reaching Mars, India's Date With Venus In 2023 Confirmed, Says ISRO. U. Tejonmayam, India Times. 18 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b Shimbun, The Yomiuri (2019-07-30). "Japan, India to team up in race to discover water on moon". The Japan News. Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  4. ^ "chandra". Spoken Sanskrit. Retrieved 5 November 2008.
  5. ^ "yaana". Spoken Sanskrit. Retrieved 5 November 2008.
  6. ^ a b "'Chandrayaan-2 will be the stepping stone for human landing on the Moon'". The Asian Age. 2019-06-16. Retrieved 2019-06-21. For our next mission — Chandrayaan-3 — which will be accomplished in collaboration with JAXA (Japanese Space Agency), we will invite other countries too to participate with their payloads.
  7. ^ a b c "Episode 82: Jaxa and International Collaboration with Professor Fujimoto Masaki". AstrotalkUK. 2019-01-04. Retrieved 2019-06-21.
  8. ^ a b Hoshino, Takeshi; Ohtake, Makiko; Karouji, Yuzuru; Shiraishi, Hiroaki (May 2019). "Current status of a Japanese lunar polar exploration mission". Archived from the original on 25 July 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  9. ^ ISRO planning 7 interplanetary missions, Venus on the to-do list. Sidharth MP, DNA. 18 May 2019.
  10. ^ Sasaki, Hiroshi (17 June 2019). "JAXA's Lunar Exploration Activities" (PDF). UNOOSA. p. 8. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  11. ^ NASA Exploration Science Forum 2019 - Masaki Fujimoto, retrieved 2019-07-30