New Delhi, July 13, 2023.

The Indian Space Research Organisation’s second attempt at a soft landing on the Moon, Chandrayaan-3, is set to launch at 2.30 PM IST on Friday, July 14.

The Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft is carrying many science payloads that will help scientists here on Earth understand the Moon better. But the main objective of the mission is to successfully carry out a soft landing on the Moon.

The Chandrayaan-3 mission will be launched into space by the Launch Vehicle Mark-III, (LVM-III) which was earlier known as the GSLV (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle) Mark-III. This will be the fourth operational mission for the launch vehicle.

It is powered by two S2000 solid rocket boosters that will provide the thrust required for takeoff. After the solid boosters separate from the launch vehicle, it will be powered by L110 liquid stage. After the separation of the liquid stage, the CE25 cryogenic stage will take over.