Chandrayaan-3 Moon Landing: ISRO LIVE Updates: ISRO hopes to become India the fourth country in the world after the United States, Russia, and China to accomplish a soft landing on the Moon. After difficulties with the Chandrayaan-2 mission’s soft landing on the lunar surface in 2019 caused it to be judged a failure, the ISRO decided to try again with Chandrayaan-3.
According to ISRO Chandrayaan-3 traversed two-thirds of the way to the Moon
The Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft, launched on July 14, has travelled almost two-thirds of the distance to the Moon, as reported by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on August 4. The following 18 days will be pivotal for the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). The Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft was successfully sent into lunar orbit earlier on August 5. The necessary manoeuvre was executed at an ISRO centre in Bengaluru. India’s third lunar mission is in good condition; according to the space agency, on August 23, it will try a gentle landing on the lunar surface.
Live Updates on the Status of the Chandrayaan-3 Mission
The Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft, launched by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), will attempt a gentle landing on the Moon. The spacecraft is now ready for its lunar landing on August 23. India is on track to become only the fourth nation in the world to do so, after the United States, Russia, and China. On July 14, at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, the mission was launched using the heavy-lift GSLV Mark 3 (LVM 3).
Overview of the Chandrayaan-3 Mission
- July 6: ISRO has confirmed that the second pad at Sriharikota will be used to launch Mission Chandrayaan-3
- July 7: All electrical testing was accomplished without any problems.
- July 11: Launch rehearsal that simulated the whole launch procedure and lasted 24 hours is complete.
- July 14: Chandrayaan-3 is sent into orbit by the LVM3 M4 rocket.
- July 15: The initial orbit-raising manoeuvre succeeded, resulting in an orbit of 41762 km x 173 km.
- July 17: After a second manoeuvre, Chandrayaan-3 is now in an orbit that is 41603 km x 226 km in size.
- July 22: The Chandrayaan was placed in a 71351 km x 233 km orbit after the fourth orbit-raising manoeuvre.
- July 25: Another successful orbit-raising manoeuvre.August 1:
- August 5: Translunar orbit (288 km x 369328 km) was established for Chandrayaan-3.
- August 6: Insertion into a lunar orbit of 164 by 18074 kilometres was successful.
- Reduced lunar orbital distance to 170 km x 4,313 km.
- August 9: ISRO lowers the spacecraft’s orbit around the Moon with great caution. Its new lunar orbit is 174 by 1437 kilometres.
- August 14: This manoeuvre brings Chandrayaan-3 into a controlled orbit 150 km x 177 km above the lunar surface.
- August 16: The Indian spacecraft completes its fifth and final manoeuvre on the Moon, entering a nearly circular orbit of 163 by 153 kilometres.
- August 17: The Vikram lander and Pragyan rover, which made up the landing module, disconnected from the vehicle’s power source.
- In the next few days, Chandrayaan-3 will undertake the final orbit adjustment, bringing the spacecraft closer to the Moon at a distance of around 100 x 30 kilometres.
- August 23: At 5:47 p.m. local time, the spacecraft will attempt to land on the Moon after travelling the last 30 kilometres.
With the help of Chandrayaan-3, India Will Soon Be a Space Power
India’s space program has reached a significant new benchmark with the landing of Chandrayaan-3. This mission will be India’s third to the Moon and the country’s first soft landing. If Chandrayaan-3 is successful, India will take one step closer to becoming a spacefaring nation. India’s scientific and technical capabilities would also benefit from this. The success of the Chandrayaan-3 mission is a tribute to the efforts of the ISRO staff. It’s a moment of triumph for India that bodes well for the country’s future.