Chandrayaan-3 is a follow-on mission to Chandrayaan-2  aims landing at Moon’s south pole.

The launcher used to support the moon lander Vikram is GSLV

The spacecraft is expected to touch down on the moon on 23 August 2023

ISRO has done some modifications to make it reliable than its predecessor. Chandrayaan-3 consists of a Lander Vikram,

The craft collectively weighs 3,900 kg

Chandrayaan-3 has three phases: the Earth-Centric Phase, the lunar-transfer phase and the Moon-Centric Phase.

It will move around the landing area for about 14 Earth Days which is equivalent to one lunar day.

Vikram Lander used in Chandrayaan-3 is equipped with four scientific instruments.

The lander will touch down on the moon’s surface with a horizontal velocity of less than 5 metre per second

Three countries have successfully achieved lunar landings: the United States, the former Soviet Union and China. India aiming to be the fourth country