Chandrayaan-3 is India’s third moon mission and is a follow-up of Chandrayaan-2 of July 2019, which aimed to land a rover on the lunar South Pole.
The mission is scheduled to be launched later in 2023 by LVM3 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota.
The subsequent failure of the Vikram lander led to the pursuit of another mission to demonstrate the landing capabilities needed for the Lunar Polar Exploration Missionproposed in partnership with Japan for 2024.
The Mission will have three major modules- the Propulsion module, Lander module and Rover.
The propulsion module will carry the lander and rover configuration till 100 km lunar orbit.
The Lander will have the capability to soft land at a specified lunar site and deploy the Rover which will carry out in-situ chemical analysis of the lunar surface during the course of its mobility.