Yesterday, India’s ambitious moon mission, Chandrayaan-3, completed its fifth and final lunar-bound orbit maneuver.
The lander Vikram of Chandrayaan-3 is set to split from the spacecraft’s propulsion module today. Pragyaan, the lander and rover, are scheduled to land on the Moon on August 23. When the lander Vikram arrives on the Moon, it will image the Pragyaan rover, which will deploy equipment to examine seismic activity on the lunar surface.
Yesterday, India’s ambitious moon mission Chandrayaan-3 completed its fifth and final lunar-bound orbit maneuver, putting its spacecraft even closer to the Moon’s surface.
The spaceship will now prepare to detach the lander Vikram from the propulsion module after completing all of its lunar-bound maneuvers.
“Today’s successful firing, which was required for a short period of time, placed Chandrayaan-3 in the intended orbit of 153 km x 163 km.” The lunar-bound maneuvers are now accomplished. “It’s time for preparations as the Propulsion Module and Lander Module prepare for their separate journeys,” ISRO tweeted on X, formerly known as Twitter.
On July 14, the LVM3 rocket launched Chandrayaan-3 into space from Sriharikota’s Satish Dhawan Space Centre. The spacecraft entered lunar orbit on August 5 and is planned to touchdown on the Moon on August 23.
ISRO completed all lunar-bound maneuvers yesterday by successfully placing spacecraft into a circular orbit of 153 kilometers by 163 kilometers around the Moon.
The propulsion module will remain in the same orbit when the lander Vikram separates from the spaceship. The lander Vikram will then make a soft landing on the Moon’s surface on August 23.
The lander Vikram will picture the rover Pragyaan, which will melt a piece of the lunar surface known as regolith and analyze the gases produced as a result.