Saturday was a very important day for the mission Chandrayaan-3 of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
Actually, this vehicle completed two-thirds of the distance on August 4. At the same time, a day later it has successfully entered the Moon’s orbit.
The space agency informed that Chandrayaan-3 has been successfully inserted into the Moon’s orbit. The retro burning at Perilloon was commanded from the Mission Operations Complex (MOX), ISTRAC, Bengaluru.
The next operation (orbit reduction) is scheduled for August 6, 2023 at approximately 23:00 IST.
Chandrayaan-3 was launched on 14 July from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota.
Chandrayaan is currently moving towards the moon at a speed of about 37,200 km per hour. After reaching the Moon’s orbit, it will remain about 40 thousand kilometers away from its surface. The space agency has earlier told that the condition of India’s third lunar mission is completely normal and its soft landing on the lunar surface will be attempted on August 23.
India will become the fourth country to make a soft landing on the Moon
If Chandrayaan-3 makes a safe and soft landing on the lunar surface, India will become the fourth country after the US, China and Russia to achieve this capability.
On landing, this vehicle will work for one lunar day, which is equal to 14 days on Earth.