India’s Moon Mission: EMI/EMC test of Chandrayaan-3 successfully carried out.
India’s Chandrayaan-3 mission successfully underwent Electro-Magnetic Interference/Electro Magnetic Compatibility-EMI/EMC test.
The purpose of this test is to ensure that the satellite systems work properly in conjunction with the expected electromagnetic levels in the space environment.
The Indian Space Research Organization has said that this is an important milestone in the preparation of satellites. ISRO announced on 19 February that the test was conducted between 31 January & 2 February at the U R Rao Satellite Center in Bengaluru.
During this test, several issues related to the post-landing phase of Chandrayaan’s mission were investigated.
These include a number of tests including launchability, polarization of the antenna for all radio frequency systems, and compatibility of the lander and rover.
The Chandrayaan-3 mission has 3 major modules – Propulsion, Lander & Rover. The complexity of this operation relates to the establishment of radio frequency communication links between these modules.