Chandrayaan-3 successfully clears key tests


The Indian space agency said that the performance of the systems was satisfactory…reports Asian Lite News

The moon lander part of India’s third lunar mission Chandrayaan-3, successfully underwent the EMI-EMC (Electro-Magnetic Interference/ Electro-Magnetic Compatibility) test recently, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Sunday.

According to ISRO, the Chandrayaan-3 lander successfully underwent EMI/EMC test during January 31-February 2 at the U.R. Rao Satellite Centre, Bengaluru.

The EMI-EMC test is conducted for satellite missions to ensure the functionality of the satellite subsystems in the space environment and their compatibility with the expected electromagnetic levels.

This test is a major milestone in the realisation of the satellites.

Chandrayaan-3 interplanetary mission has three major modules:the Propulsion module, Lander module, and Rover.

The mission’s complexity calls for establishing radio-frequency (RF) communication links between the modules, said ISRO.

During the Chandrayaan-3 lander EMI/EC test, launcher compatibility, antenna polarisation of all RF systems, standalone auto compatibility tests for orbital and powered descent mission phases, and Lander and Rover compatibility tests for post landing mission phase were ensured.

The performance of the systems was satisfactory, the Indian space agency added.

ISRO chairman Dr S Somanath earlier said that it is likely to launch its Chandrayan-3 mission in June next year.

Meanwhile, the land acquisition and initial works towards the Kulasekharapatnam launchpad was underway in Tamil Nadu.

Chandrayaan and Mangalyaan Programme Director Mylswamy Annadurai said that the government was making parallel efforts for the Indian space park connecting Mahendragiri and Kulasekharapatnam, beyond the launch of SSLV stages.

“We are already ready for the self-launch with supporting SSLV systems and satellite systems therefore the crew is in demand for the launch in a short time,” Annadurai said further.

He said that the discussions were formally underway after the Ahmedabad meet-up in the Indian Aerospace speciation which turned many collaborations.

Asserting that the ‘self-launch’ will become one of the finest cost-efficient space vehicles.

“India is facing challenges with launching in many aspects and nowadays Sriharikota is also getting crowded because of our missions that lead to some huge extents on the world space market. This self-launch will become one of the finest space vehicles with cost-efficient,” he mentioned adding that the new launch pad will also be accessible to the smaller launching vehicles.

It has been asserted that with this, Kulasekharapatnam will become one of the greatest launching pads on the list as its cuts down the expenditure cost and will also benefit India economically.

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