India’s ambitious Chandrayaan-3 lunar mission successfully completed its fifth and final maneuver in lunar orbit yesterday.
Chandrayaan-3’s Vikram lander will detach from the spacecraft’s propulsion module today. The Pragyaan lander and rover is scheduled to land on the Moon on August 23. Once on the Moon, the Vikram lander will photograph the Pragyaan rover, which will deploy its instruments. it to study seismic activity on the lunar surface.
India’s ambitious Chandrayaan-3 lunar mission yesterday successfully completed its fifth and final maneuver in lunar orbit, bringing its spacecraft closer to the Moon’s surface . After completing all the maneuvers on the Moon, the spacecraft will prepare to separate the Vikram lander from the propulsion module. , as expected. With that, the maneuvers towards the Moon were completed. Time to prepare as the Propulsion Module and the Landing Module prepare for their separate journeys,” ISRO wrote on Twitter.
Chandrayaan-3 was launched into space on an LVM3 rocket from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota on July 14. The spacecraft entered lunar orbit on August 5 and is scheduled to land. Moon on August 23. Yesterday, ISRO successfully placed the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft into a 153 km x 163 km circular orbit around the Moon, completing all lunar maneuvers.