The Chandrayaan-3 mission is India's third lunar expedition, aimed at furthering our understanding of the Moon's surface and its composition.
The spacecraft will carry a lander and a rover, similar to its predecessor, Chandrayaan-2, but with enhanced capabilities and improved designs.
Chandrayaan-3 will be launched using India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV), showcasing the nation's indigenously developed space launch capabilities.
The mission's primary objective is to study the lunar surface's topography, mineralogy, and the presence of water ice using advanced scientific instruments.
Chandrayaan-3's lander and rover will operate in synergy to conduct detailed investigations and gather crucial data about the Moon's unexplored regions.
The mission's instruments will enable scientists to analyze the presence of helium-3, a valuable isotope that holds immense potential for clean and efficient nuclear fusion energy.
Unlike its predecessor, Chandrayaan-3 will attempt to land near the lunar south pole, a region rich in water ice, which could be a vital resource for future space missions.
The lander's instruments will conduct seismic studies, providing valuable insights into the Moon's interior and shedding light on its geological evolution.
Chandrayaan-3's rover will be equipped with a high-resolution camera capable of capturing breathtaking images of the lunar surface in unprecedented detail.