The picture shows the journey of Indian spacecraft Chandrayaan 3 successfully entering in Lunar Orbit.

CHANDRAYAAN 3 LATEST UPDATES: SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES THE JOURNEY OF ENTERING IN THE  LUNAR ORBIT TODAY

11 months ago

Good news for all the Indians who are eagerly waiting to know more about the space journey of Chandrayaan 3, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has updated that it has entered the Moon’s sphere of influence. ISRO’s Chandrayaan 2 was launched on 14th of July 2023 from Satish Dhawan Space Central located in Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh). 

ISRO has Tweeted this successful update with the caption, Chandrayaan-3 Mission: “MOX, ISTRAC, this is Chandrayaan-3. I am feeling lunar gravity ” Chandrayaan-3 has been successfully inserted into the lunar orbit. A retro-burning at the Perilune was commanded from the Mission Operations Complex (MOX), ISTRAC, Bengaluru. The next operation – reduction of orbit – is scheduled for Aug 6, 2023, around 23:00 Hrs. IST.

Yesterday, ISRO gave an update regarding the mission that the spacecraft has covered about two – thirds of the distance to the Moon and now it is ready to enter Lunar Orbit on 5th of August, 2023. The timing for the crucial Lunar Orbit Injection (LOI) is set around (7pm) 19:00 Hrs IST.

 After the spacecraft reaches the Lunar Orbit, the craft’s lander named Vikram will separate from the Propulsion Module so that it can land on the South Pole of the Moon which is the most crucial part, the same attempt for Chandrayaan 2 couldn’t happen. 

As per ISRO’s previous updates the spacecraft’ health status is normal and soft landing of the Chandrayaan 3 is expected on 23rd of August 2023.

Pooja Bhattoo

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