ISRO has successfully completed the flight acceptance test of the CE-20 engine that will be used on the LVM3-M4/Chandrayaan-3 mission!! It was a 25 sec duration test carried out on 24 Feb.A Jul-Aug '23 launch of CY-3 is still very much on the cards! #ISRO #Chandrayaan3
ISRO Chairman Dr. Somanath has stated all important tests of #Chandrayaan3 are complete and only minor final tests are pending & everything is on track for its launch in June-end.OTOH, #AdityaL1 is in its integration phase and all critical payloads have been delivered. #ISRO
[ISRO Director S Somnath]<snip>Next launches are GSLV, PSLV and LVM-3. Three major missions in next few months.
Posted On: 27 APR 2023 7:06PM by PIB Delhi:[...]The third satellite mission to the moon, the Chandrayaan 3 will be launched next year, the Minister informed.[...]Source.
LEOP support of Chandrayaan-3 Lunar orbiter satellite from USN's Hawaii ground stationBy this application, SSC Space US, Inc. dba Universal Space Network (collectively, "USN"),1 a Delaware corporation, seeks FCC approval to support Chandrayaan-3 (ITU name LMI3), the third lunar mission of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for LEOP and orbit raising support. Chandrayaan-3 is planned to be launched mid July 2023.
https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/isro-to-launch-chandrayaan-3-and-aditya-l1-india-s-moon-and-sun-missions-in-july-official-confirms-development-101683397788585.html[May 7 IST]
The space agency is aiming to launch Chandrayaan-3 in July, followed by Aditya-L1, an Isro official aware of the project development said. “We are completing all tests and hoping we will be able to stick to schedule,” the official said, seeking anonymity.
https://www.dnaindia.com/science/report-chandrayaan-3-isro-s-moon-mission-to-be-launched-in-july-know-all-about-new-aditya-l1-first-mission-to-sun-3040773[May 7 IST]
[Chandrayaan-3] is expected that the mission will be launched in the first week of July.
A senior official at ISRO told PTI that Chandrayaan-3 is scheduled to launch in the second week of July this year! #ISROSource - rb.gy/y2g1s
#JUSTIN #Thread@isro URSC director M Sankaran today said the #Chandrayaan3 spacecraft, which Isro is aiming to launch mid-July, has reached the spaceport and that the agency has taken all precautions to ensure that the mission is successful. 1/n
“After the final assembly of payloads at URSC in Bengaluru, the spacecraft has reached Sriharikota and preparation is going… We do expect that sometime in July the launch can take place.” 2/n
Speaking to HT, Somnath said, “We have a small launch window for Chandrayaan-3, which opens from July 12. We will, however, be announcing a final date for the launch soon.”
Regarding Chandrayaan-3, ISRO's third moon mission, Somanath said it is due to be launched in mid July. ISRO will follow the same process that was adopted during the Chandrayaan-2 mission, he said."We are going in the same path of Chandrayaan-2 because we have already done that. We have experience to do it in that manner but it all depends on various other factors whether there are any other contingency conditions," Somanath said, adding, "The landing flight is just the same as previously. No change."To a query on how indigenous Chandrayaan-3 is, the ISRO chairman said, "What we are doing in ISRO is 100 per cent indigenous. We are not buying anything from anybody to do it but of course we buy some components such as electronic chips, processors, some high-end devices, but we don't buy Chandrayaan lander from anybody."
Dr. Somanath has said all stages of the GSLV Mk-3 rocket that will launch #Chandrayaan3 have arrived at Sriharikota and will be integrated together as well as with the spacecraft at the end of this month.The CY-3 spacecraft had already arrived at SHAR back on 26th May. #ISRO
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“The final stage activities are under way in Sriharikota. The docking operations of the LVM rocket for launch with the Chandrayaan will take place by the end of this month. The period of July 12 to 19 is the time when fuel loss is the least. The current plan is to launch at this time if all the tests are completed,” the ISRO chairman said.
"More fuel has been added, the landing legs have been strengthened further. Big solar panels have been fixed for more energy production. Another additional sensor is also added."To measure its speed, a 'Laser Doppler VelociMeter' instrument, which was developed in the last year, has been added. We have also changed its algorithm and new software has been added to help Chandrayaan to land in another area if there is any failure at the scheduled spot," the ISRO chief said.