Chandrayaan-3, the third moon exploration mission from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), lifts off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, at 2.35 p.m. on Friday. To investigate the south pole of the moon is the mission’s goal. Continue reading to know more about the brain who led the mission. Happy Reading.
About The Chandrayaan-3 Mission
The GSLV Mark 3 (LVM 3) heavy-lift launch vehicle from ISRO will launch the mission. LVM-3 is a hybrid of a lander, rover, and propulsion. The lander will be able to gently land at a chosen location on the moon and release the rover, which will do an in-situ chemical analysis of the lunar surface as it moves. India will join the United States, Russia, and China as the fourth nation to accomplish this fantastic achievement if the landing is successful. The mission is being led by Dr. Ritu Karidhal Srivastava, one of the organization’s top scientists. Here is the video of the Chandrayaan-3 launch.
Proud Moment for India 👏
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launches Chandrayaan-3 Moon mission from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.
Will reach Moon in the last week of August#Chandrayaan3 #Chandrayan3 #Nasa pic.twitter.com/RPkXwdDcXX
— Praneet Samaiya (@praneetsamaiya) July 14, 2023
Know More About Ritu Karidhal?
Ritu Karidhal was the Deputy Operations Director of Mangalyaan, India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), and the Mission Director of Chandrayaan-2. She is frequently referred to as India’s “rocket woman.” Ms. Karidhal is the brain behind the mission Chandrayaan-3. Continue reading to learn more about one of ISRO‘s top scientists.
Karidhal was raised and was born in Lucknow. She attended Lucknow University to complete her BSc in Physics. She later graduated from Indian Institute of Science (IISc) with a ME in Aerospace Engineering. 1997 saw her join ISRO.
The rocket woman of India has been honored with many awards for her impressive and intelligent contributions to the field of space. The “ISRO Young Scientist Award” was given to Dr. Ritu by former president APJ Abdul Kalam. She has also been recognized by the Society of Indian Aerospace Technologies & Industries (SIATI) with the “ISRO Team Award for MOM in 2015,” “ASI Team Award,” and “Women Achievers in Aerospace, 2017.”
According to the World Economic Forum, Karidhal has long been attracted by space and desired to accomplish something unique. She amassed newspaper clippings of ISRO and NASA news stories. Over 20 of Karidhal’s publications have been published in domestic and foreign journals.
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