ISRO Epic News: Chandrayaan-3 Moon Landing Confirmed for August 23 Around 18:04 IST!

A follow-up mission to Chandrayaan-2, Chandrayaan-3 aims to show that safe lunar landing and wandering are possible from beginning to end. It consists of both Landers and Rovers. From SDSC SHAR at Sriharikota, it will be launched using LVM3. The lander and rover combo will be supported by the propulsion module up to a 100 kilometer lunar orbit. Analysis of the spectral and polarimetric data of Earth taken from the lunar orbit is done by the Spectro-polarimetry of Habitable Planet Earth (SHAPE) payload aboard the propulsion module.

The goals of Chandrayaan-3’s mission are:

  1. To demonstrate a secure and gentle landing on the moon’s surface
  2. To showcase roving lunar rover technology
  3. To carry out in-situ scientific research.

Chandrayaan-3 Latest Landing News

Anticipated Live broadcast

With the upcoming Chandrayaan-3 Mission, which is on track to make a soft landing on the moon, India’s effort to explore space achieves a tremendous milestone. With this accomplishment, India’s science, engineering, technology, and industry have made major strides forward, symbolizing our country’s advancements in space exploration.

Date and Time:

  • August 23, 2023
  • Starting from 17:27 Hrs. IST.

The live coverage:

The Chandrayaan-3 soft landing is a significant event that not only piques young people’s curiosity but also ignites their desire for adventure. As we collectively celebrate the prowess of Indian science and technology, it fosters a tremendous sense of pride and solidarity. It will aid in promoting a culture of creativity and scientific research.

As a result, all colleges and universities in the country are invited to take part in this historic occasion. Institutions are encouraged to actively promote this occasion among their teachers and students and to plan for LIVE streaming of Chandrayaan-3’s gentle landing on the premises.

The overall Specifications for Chandrayaan-3


Sl No.ParameterSpecifications
1.Mission Life (Lander & Rover)One lunar day (~14 Earth days)
2.Landing Site (Prime)4 km x 2.4 km 69.367621 S, 32.348126 E
3.Science Payloads


  1. Radio Anatomy of Moon Bound Hypersensitive ionosphere and Atmosphere (RAMBHA)
  2. Chandra’s Surface Thermo physical Experiment (ChaSTE)
  3. Instrument for Lunar Seismic Activity (ILSA)
  4. Laser Retroreflector Array (LRA) Rover:
  5. Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrometer (APXS)
  6. Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscope (LIBS) Propulsion Module:
  7. Spectro-polarimetry of HAbitable Planet Earth (SHAPE)
4.Two Module Configuration
  1. Propulsion Module (Carries Lander from launch injection to Lunar orbit)
  2. Lander Module (Rover is accommodated inside the Lander)
  1. Propulsion Module: 2148 kg
  2. Lander Module: 1752 kg including Rover of 26 kg
  3. Total: 3900 kg
6.Power generation
  1. Propulsion Module: 758 W
  2. Lander Module: 738W, WS with Bias
  3. Rover: 50W
  1. Propulsion Module: Communicates with IDSN
  2. Lander Module: Communicates with IDSN and Rover. Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter is also planned for contingency link.
  3. Rover: Communicates only with Lander.
8.Lander Sensors
  1. Laser Inertial Referencing and Accelerometer Package (LIRAP)
  2. Ka-Band Altimeter (KaRA)
  3. Lander Position Detection Camera (LPDC)
  4. LHDAC (Lander Hazard Detection & Avoidance Camera)
  5. Laser Altimeter (LASA)
  6. Laser Doppler Velocimeter (LDV)
  7. Lander Horizontal Velocity Camera (LHVC)
  8. Micro Star sensor
  9. Inclinometer & Touchdown sensors
9.Lander ActuatorsReaction wheels – 4 nos (10 Nms & 0.1 Nm)
10.Lander Propulsion SystemBi-Propellant Propulsion System (MMH + MON3), 4 nos. of 800 N Throttleable engines & 8 nos. of 58 N; Throttleable Engine Control Electronics
11.Lander Mechanisms
  1. Lander leg
  2. Rover Ramp (Primary & Secondary)
  3. Rover
  4. ILSA, Rambha & Chaste Payloads
  5. Umbilical connector Protection Mechanism,
  6. X- Band Antenna
12.Lander Touchdown specifications
  1. Vertical velocity: ≤ 2 m / sec
  2. Horizontal velocity: ≤ 0.5 m / sec
  3. Slope: ≤ 12 deg