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Final Lunar move completed by Chandrayaan-3; next stop, the Moon

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Final Lunar move completed by Chandrayaan-3; next stop, the Moon

Chandrayaan-3 inches closer to the moon
Chandrayaan-3 inches closer to the moon

The Chandrayaan-3 mission’s lander module is now anticipated to touch down on the surface of the Moon at 1804 hours (6.04 pm) on August 23, the Indian Space Research Organisation announced on Sunday.

Prior to the anticipated soft landing, the lander module would go through interior inspections, according to the space agency.

On Wednesday, August 23, around 18.04 a.m., the lander module (LM), which consists of the lander “Vikram” and the rover “Pragyan,” is anticipated to make contact with the lunar surface.

Earlier, ISRO had predicted that the touchdown would occur on August 23 at 5:47 pm. It has now been delayed by 17 minutes.

The powered descent is anticipated to begin on August 23, 2023, at around 1745 IST, according to a post by ISRO on ‘X’ (formerly Twitter) early on Sunday. “The second and final deboosting (slowing down) operation has successfully reduced the LM orbit to 25 km x 134 km. The module would undergo internal checks and await the sunrise at the designated landing site.

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