Aviation Week Laureates Award for Chandrayaan-3

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ISRO's Chandrayaan-3 mission received the prestigious Aviation Week Laureates Award.

An Overview of the News

  • Sripriya Ranganathan, Deputy Ambassador at the Indian Embassy in the US, accepted the award on behalf of ISRO.

  • The award recognizes aerospace excellence, celebrating innovation and exploration.

Aviation Week Laureates Award:

  • Highly regarded accolade in the aviation and aerospace industry.

  • Celebrates extraordinary achievements encompassing exploration, innovation and vision.

  • Over 400 industry professionals and influencers participated, acknowledging the unprecedented achievements.

  • ISRO's successful Chandrayaan-3 mission exemplifies the tradition of honoring outstanding contributions to aerospace exploration.

About Chandrayaan-3 Mission:

  • Launch and craft details: Launched from Sriharikota on July 14, 2023, using a GSLV-Mark III (LVM-3) heavy-lift rocket. It consists of a lander named Vikram and a rover named Pragyan excluding an orbiter.

  • Mission objectives: to perform safe landing, rover exploration and conduct in-situ scientific experiments.

  • Budget: Estimated Rs 615 crore.

  • Lander and Rover Specifications: Vikram, 2 meters long and weighing more than 1,700 kg, carries a 26 kg lunar rover named Pragyan for spectrometer analysis.

  • Landing and deployment: Scheduled for August 23, 2023 on the Moon.

  • Operational Period: Designed to operate for up to one lunar day, equivalent to 14 Earth days.

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