Chandrayaan-3: India’s Ambitious Lunar Mission Update

Chandrayaan-3 update
Chandrayaan-3 has achieved a significant milestone by successfully entering the Moon’s orbit. This crucial stage was accomplished at approximately 7:15 pm on August 5, after a remarkable 22-day journey. With precision and success, Chandrayaan-3 has been expertly positioned in the Moon’s orbit. Looking ahead, on August 6, 2023, at around 11 pm, the spacecraft’s orbit will be further adjusted, undergoing four distinct orbital changes as it prepares for the eventual landing on the lunar surface. chandrayaan-3 On Friday, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) reported that since its launch on July 14, the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft has traversed nearly two-thirds of the distance to the Moon. Throughout its journey, Chandrayaan-3 has achieved five successful orbit-raising operations, further solidifying its progress. Notably, on August 1, the spacecraft triumphantly completed the critical maneuver of ascending from Earth’s orbit to enter the ‘translunar orbit,’ a significant milestone on its path towards the Moon. ISRO previously announced that the spacecraft’s insertion into the Moon’s orbit is planned for approximately 7 pm on August 5. This crucial maneuver is strategically timed to take place when Chandrayaan-3 reaches its closest proximity to the Moon. Prior to this, ISRO confirmed its intent to undertake a ‘soft landing’ of Chandrayaan-3 on the lunar surface, with the target date set for August 23. How will he return to Earth? The return journey of Chandrayaan-3 towards Earth will be affected by the gravitational forces of both the celestial bodies. If a spacecraft orbits too close to the Moon’s surface, the Moon’s gravitational pull could cause it to crash. If this satellite is too far from the Moon, the Earth’s gravitational force will pull it and throw it very far away from the Moon. Without the force of Earth’s gravity, the satellite would float in space. Chandrayaan-3 Mission timeline On 6 July, ISRO said that Mission Chandrayaan-3 will be launched on 14 July from the second launch pas, Sriharikota. On 7 July, Vehicle electrical tests completed On 11 July, the ‘Launch Rehearsal’ simulating the entire launch operation and process lasting 24 hours concluded. On 14 July, LVM3 M4 vehicle successfuuly lauched Chandrayaan-3 into orbit On 15 July, the first orbit-raising maneuver (Earthbound firing-1) was successfully performed at ISTRAC/ISRO, Bengaluru. Spacecraft was 41762 km x 173 km orbit. On 17 July, The second orbit-raising maneuver was performed. The Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft was in 41603 km x 226 km orbit. On 22 July, the fourth orbit-raising maneuver (Earth-bound perigee firing) was completed. The spacecraft was in a 71351 km x 233 km orbit. On 25 July, an Orbit-raising maneuver performed On 1 August, Chandrayaan-3 was inserted into the translunar orbit. The orbit achieved was 288 km x 369328 km On 5 August, Chandrayyan-3 was successfully inserted into the lunar orbit. The orbit achieved is 164 km x 18074 km, as intended.

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