Source: The post is based on the article “ISRO successful in key test for India’s third moon mission” published in The Hindu on 28th February 2023
What is the News?
Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) has successfully conducted the flight acceptance hot test of the CE-20 cryogenic engine that will power the Cryogenic Upper Stage of the LVM3 launch vehicle for the Chandrayaan-3 mission.
CE-20 cryogenic engine will power the Cryogenic Upper Stage of the rocket called the LVM3 launch vehicle.
What is the Chandrayaan-3 Mission?
Chandrayaan-3 is India’s third moon mission and is a follow-on mission to Chandrayaan-2 to demonstrate end-to-end capability in safe landing and roving on the lunar surface.
The mission is slated to be launched later this year by Launch Vehicle Mark 3(LMV3) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota.
The mission has three major modules — propulsion, lander and rover modules.The mission’s complexity calls for establishing radio frequency(RF) communication links between the modules.