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India’s Moon Mission Chandrayan 3 Test Successfully

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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Sunday said that the ‘Chandrayaan-3’ lander has “successfully” underwent the Electro-Magnetic Interference/Electro-Magnetic Compatibility (EMI/EMC) test between January 31 and February 2 at the U R Rao Satellite Centre.

Representational testing image of chandrayan 3

The EMI/EMC test is an essential component of satellite missions, allowing the subsystems to be evaluated for their compatibility with the electromagnetic levels in space. According to ISRO, this test guarantees that any satellite system will function as expected.

The Chandrayaan-3 mission of the space agency is composed of three main modules: Propulsion, Lander and Rover. Establishing links between these components poses a challenge due to their complexity. Radio Frequency (RF) links are thus required to ensure successful communication across all segments of the mission.

The Chandrayaan-3 is a follow-on mission to Chandrayaan-2 to demonstrate end-to-end capability in safe landing and roving on the lunar surface.

The propulsion module will ensure successful delivery of the Lander and Rover to an orbit around the Moon. It is equipped with a SHAPE payload, which stands for Spectro-polarimetric of Habitable Planet Earth, allowing for unique spectral and polarimetric measurements from lunar orbit.

The Chandrayaan-3 is likely to be launched in June.

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