Chandrayaan-3 fit for space: mission clears crucial teststext_fields
New Delhi: India’s moon mission Chandrayaan-3 has successfully goes past key qualifying tests at U R Rao Satellite Centre, Bengaluru.
The tests including EMI/EMC (Electro - Magnetic Interference/ Electro-Magnetic Compatibility) were held between January 31 and February 2, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced on Sunday.
The EMI-EMC test will ensure functions of the satellite subsystems in the space environment alongside their compatibility with the expected electromagnetic levels.
Isro dubbed the tests as a ‘major milestone’ in the realisation of the satellites, according to India Today.
Chandrayaan-3 interplanetary mission comes with three major modules including the Propulsion module, Lander module, and Rover.
"The mission's complexity calls for establishing radio-frequency (RF) communication links between the modules," Isro reportedly said.
The EMI/EMC test has ensured launcher compatibility, antenna polarization of all RF systems, standalone auto compatibility tests for orbital and powered descent mission phases, and Lander & Rover compatibility tests for the post-landing mission phase, according to the report.
The Isro stated that the tests proved the performance of the systems to be satisfactory.
Chandrayaan-3, follows the Chandrayan-2 mission, is equipped to the teeth to pull off safe landing and roving on the lunar surface.
However, the launch date has not yet been announced, which is likely to be later in 2023.
The mission will study the Moon's composition alongside demonstrating a safe and soft landing on the lunar surface, the rover's roving capabilities on the moon and performing in-situ scientific observations, according to the report.