Chandrayaan 3: ISRO Shares Exciting Update on Mission Progress
ISRO has tweeted an exciting update on Chandrayaan-3, revealing that the spacecraft has now reached a closer lunar orbit. It’s currently positioned at an orbit of 153 km x 163 km from the Moon.
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According to ISRO, our plan has brought Chandrayaan this close to the lunar orbit. With this, the lunar maneuvers are complete. The spacecraft will now initiate the process of separating the propulsion module from the lander module. This separation process is set for August 17th.
Reaching a New Milestone: Update On Chandrayaan-3 Revealing That The Spacecraft Has Now Reached
On August 23rd, Chandrayaan’s lander-rover will touch down on the lunar surface. The Chandrayaan mission was launched on July 14th last month. After orbiting different paths around Earth, it transitioned towards the lunar orbit on August 1st.
If successful, India will become the fourth country to achieve a soft lunar landing, following the footsteps of the United States, Russia, and China. In 2019, India attempted a lunar landing through Chandrayaan-2, but unfortunately faced contact loss with the lander during the critical moments, leading to an emergency landing situation.
In this new opportunity, India aims to accomplish a smooth landing on the moon’s surface.