NEXT SPACEFLIGHT

Status

Chandrayaan-4 Second Launch

Launch Time
NET January, 2028

Chandrayaan-4 is composed of two launches, the first will launch the TM (Transfer Module) and RM (Re-entry Module) modules with the GSLV Mk II rocket to a GTO orbit and the second will launch the AM (Ascender Module) and LM (Lander Module) modules with the MLV-3 rocket to a TLI orbit.

Rocket

LVM-3
Image Credit: ISRO
ISRO
Status: Active
Price: $62.0 million
Liftoff Thrust: 11,898 kN
Payload to LEO: 10,000 kg
Payload to GTO: 4,000 kg
Stages: 3
Strap-ons: 2
Rocket Height: 43.4 m
Fairing Diameter: 5.0 m

Mission Details

Chandrayaan-4

Chandrayaan-4 is a planned lunar sample-return mission of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and will be the fourth iteration in its Chandrayaan programme. It consist of four modules namely Transfer Module (TM), Lander Module (LM), Ascender Module (AM) and Re-entry Module (RM). The planned mission life is 1 lunar day and the landing site is near to Shiv Shakti Point, the landing site of Chandrayaan-3 Lander.

Location

Second Launch Pad, Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India