Landing of Chandrayaan-3 – ISRO’s Chandrayaan program has now been completed with the launch of its third and most recent lunar exploration mission, known as Chandrayaan-3. The name Vikram has been given to the lander. And the name given to the rover is Pragyan. In the following article learn more about the Landing of Chandraayan-3.
It is the third lunar exploration mission to be carried out as part of the Chandrayaan program. This particular module transports a lander with the name Vikram. The launch of the Chandrayaan-3 was projected to take place on July 14 at 14:35 (IST). The Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft was successfully launched into orbit by the LVM3 M4 vehicle on July 14th. The expedition to the moon had officially begun. The spacecraft’s health is considered to be normal, and it is performing properly.
Every aspect of the Chandrayaan-3 mission was subjected to thorough analysis. And on August 5th, 2023, the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft was successfully deployed into the orbit of the moon. The desired orbit of 164 km by 18074 km was successfully attained by the spacecraft. On August 6, 2023, LBN#2 was successfully finished up and handed over. The orbit of the spacecraft around the moon is 170 km wide and 4313 km long.
On August 23, 2023, it is projected that both the lander and the rover would touch down in the area of the lunar south pole area. On August 23, 2023, at around 17:45 IST, the powered descent is scheduled to begin, and landing is predicted to take place at 18:05 IST on the same day.
Launch of Chandrayaan-3
The Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft lifted out from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre Second Launch Pad in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, India on July 14, 2023, at 14:35 IST. On August 5, 2023, the spacecraft successfully and without difficulty reached lunar orbit. We can estimate that the Chandrayaan-3 will accomplish a safe and secure landing in the lunar South Pole area on August 23, 2023. This is based on the fact that the launch was successful and the current status of the spacecraft.
Chandrayaan-3 was launched in July because, according to a calculation conducted by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), the distance between the Earth and the Moon was at its closest point during that month. The Vikram Lander detached from the propulsion module on the 17th of August in order to begin its mission all by itself. On August 23rd, 2023, we are hoping to see a successful landing near the south pole area of Lunar.
The live coverage of the landing will be available on various platforms, including the ISRO Website (https://www.isro.gov.in/), ISRO’s official YouTube channel (ISRO Official’), ISRO’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ISRO), and DD National TV channel.
Know about Landing of Chandrayaan-3
As it gets ready to touch down on the moon’s surface at around 6:04 p.m. today, India’s Chandrayaan-3 Moon mission will enter a significant final phase. ISRO reports that as of August 22, the mission is proceeding as planned, and that its live transmission will start on Wednesday at 5:20 pm.
There has been a major emphasis made to the fact that India will be the only nation to successfully complete a ‘soft landing’ on the Moon’s south pole if the Lander is successful in doing so. When this occurs, the rover, which is a miniature vehicle designed to be driven over the surface of the moon, will emerge from the Lander. The rover will then be free to explore the lunar surface.
Furthermore, Chandrayaan-2 intended to touch down in this location in 2019, but it was not able to achieve a soft landing and lost contact after it impacted the surface. Chandrayaan-1 was considered to be partially successful.
Scientists working on Chandrayaan-3
- ISRO Chairperson: S. Somanath
- Associate Mission Director: G. Narayanan
- Mission Director: S. Mohanakumar
- Vehicle Director: Biju C Thomas
- Project Director: P Veeramuthuvel
We anticipate Chandrayaan-3’s landing to be successful. And the scientists who have put a lot of effort into the task succeed. Best wishes from Research Experts to the whole ISRO team.