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This viral video does not depict the launch of Chandrayaan 3. This is a video of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch that took place in December 2022.
India’s latest lunar exploration mission, Chandrayaan-3, was launched on July 14. The main aim of the project is to explore the elusive South Pole of the Moon.
With worldwide attention on the Chandrayaan-3 mission, several videos were shared as the launch of this historic mission. Adding to this, a video claiming to be the launch of Chandrayaan 3, filmed by a passenger from a Chennai-bound flight, has gone viral on social media.
The caption in one of the viral posts states, “An Indigo flight was flying from Chennai to Dhaka. Coincidentally, it was passing over SrihariKota at the time of launch of Chandrayan-3. The pilot announced that the passengers could be the witness to the historic event of Chandrayan-3 launch. A passenger at a window seat recorded a video on his mobile, and it is the first ever amature video of a space craft from space”.
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The video has been widely shared on Facebook
We inspected this video through the Invid-We-Verify verification tool. We found this video had been shared on December 15 2022, on an Instagram page named chefpinkpr. The user mentions that the operator took this video from this page when his plane passed over Cape Canaveral, and during that time, a rocket named SpaceX Falcon 9 was launched. You can see that post below.
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Another Twitter user posted a video taken from a different angle on November 26, 2022, providing a clear view of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket ascending and taking off from the space station.
One of the coolest things I’ve ever seen.
Aboard @United Airlines 220 flying over Cape Canaveral as a SpaceX Falcon 9 lifts off. pic.twitter.com/klSqmbfPHt
However, it provides a clear forward view of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket ascending and taking off from the space station.
Keeping this in mind, we did a keyword search on Google and found a report published on February 16 on the NDTV website as well.
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket was launched on December 11 2022. independent.co.uk | Archived Link
Thousands of people watched the launch of the Chandrayaan-3 mission from the spectators’ gallery, and commentators described the sight of the rocket “soaring into the sky” as glorious.
Meanwhile, an actual video of Chandrayaan-3 taking off had been recorded and was trending on social media. This video was recorded by a pilot of the flight which took off from Chennai to Dhaka, as described in the viral claim’s narration. The video shows the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft moving upwards in its trajectory. The video of the actual incident is here.
India launched its third lunar mission Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft lifted off from India’s Sriharikota space station on Friday, July 14 (09:05 GMT). Consisting of a lander and a rover, Chandrayaan-3 is scheduled to reach the moon on August 23-24.
If successful, India will become the fourth country to perform a soft landing on the moon after the USA, the former Soviet Union of Russia and China.
Chandrayaan-3, developed by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), aims to land safely on the lunar surface, collect data and conduct a series of scientific experiments to learn more about the composition of the moon. International media reports published in this regard can be found here, here , here and here .
Chandrayaan-03 was completed at a cost of less than $75 million, which can be considered a cost-effective cost compared to the hugely expensive American rockets.
The Indian media had calculated the cost of this space travel as 04 lakh Indian rupees per kilometre. The 3921 kg lunar rocket weighs 642 tons.
Also earlier, India launched Chandrayaan-2 in 2020, successfully entered the moon’s orbit but was destroyed while landing on the moon’s surface and lost communications.
The updates issued by ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) on the Chandrayaan-3 mission can be reached here, and the mission is in progress as planned so far, with the latest updates stating that the fourth orbit-raising manoeuvre (Earth-bound perigee firing) was performed successfully.
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Fact Crescendo found the claim made along with the viral video to be False. This viral video is not of Chandrayaan 3 launch. The viral video is a few months old when the rocket SpaceX Falcon 9 was launched in December 2022.
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