ISRO achieved successful separation of Chandrayaan-3’s lander module from the propulsion module on August 17, 2023. The Lander Module, named Vikram, will continue its independent journey to the Moon’s surface.
- Vikram and the rover Pragyaan are expected to land on the Moon on August 23.
- The separation of the Lander Module from the Propulsion Module concludes lunar-bound maneuvers for the soft landing.
- Chandrayaan-3’s primary goals include demonstrating safe and soft landing, rover exploration, and in-situ scientific experiments on the lunar surface.
- Both the lander and rover are equipped with scientific payloads for these experiments.
- The Chandrayaan-3 mission successfully completed its fifth and final lunar-bound orbit maneuver.
- Launched on July 14, Chandrayaan-3 comprises a lander module, propulsion module, and rover.
- The Propulsion Module will continue its journey to study spectral and polarimetric measurements of Earth from lunar orbit.
- It carries a SHAPE payload designed to aid future discoveries of habitable or life-supporting planets through reflected light observations.
Q.: What is the name of the Lander Module in the Chandrayaan-3 mission that is expected to land on the Moon’s surface?
Answer: c) Vikram