Q. The “ChaSTE and ILSA” are related to which of the following?

[A] Chandrayaan

[B] Gaganyaan

[C] Shukrayaan

[D] Mangalyaan

Answer: A

Explanation: Chandrayaan-3 is a follow-on mission to Chandrayaan-2 and is meant to demonstrate lunar landing and roving capability.

Chandrayaan-3 will carry only a modified lander and rover and will use the orbiter of the Chandrayaan 2 mission to communicate with the earth.

Scientific payloads that are being carried on-board are:

  • Lander: Langmuir probe, Chandra’s Surface Thermo Physical Experiment (ChaSTE) and Instrument for Lunar seismic activity (ILSA).
  • Rover payloads are Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrometer (APXS) and Laser Induced Breakdown spectroscope (LIBS).