Chandrayaan-3, India's lunar exploration mission, successfully launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

The mission aims to achieve a soft landing of the spacecraft on the moon's surface, making India the fourth country to do so.

The spacecraft embarked on its journey to the moon using a GSLV Mark 3 (LVM 3) heavy-lift launch vehicle.

The estimated duration of the journey from Earth to the moon is approximately one month.The anticipated landing date for Chandrayaan-3 is set for August 23.

Once landed, the spacecraft will operate for one lunar day, equivalent to approximately 14 Earth days.

Chandrayaan-3 is the follow-up attempt by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) after the challenges faced during the Chandrayaan-2 mission in 2019.

The spacecraft weighs approximately 3,900 kilograms and is equipped with a lander, rover, and propulsion module.

Chandrayaan-3 will study the lunar surface using its scientific instruments, providing valuable insights to enhance our knowledge.