How is India’s Chandrayaan-3 mission faring after one month?

Seema Rai
Seema Rai

According to the Indian Space Research Organization, Chandrayaan-3’s orbit around the moon has been drastically lowered following a “precise maneuver.” India launched the Chandrayaan-3 lunar orbiter exactly one month ago. It is now edging closer to the moon’s surface in preparation for an upcoming soft landing.

Just four days after the spacecraft, Chandrayaan-3, safely got into the lunar orbit on August 5. ISRO said last week that it had completed maneuvers to decrease the orbit of the spacecraft to 174 km x 1437 km.

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Chandrayaan-3 is India’s third attempt at a journey to the moon’s surface

It was given the Sanskrit name for “moon craft” in honor of the expedition. The fully Indian-made lander and rover are designed to make a “soft landing” on the moon’s dark.  India would overtake China as the second nation to accomplish the feat in this century if the spacecraft successfully lands on the moon with the Pragyan rover intact.

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With a fresh rocket launch last week aimed at the moon’s south pole. It is a region that may contain pockets of water in the form of ice. Russia rekindled its lunar ambitions, giving India some competition. Russia is now carrying out its first lunar mission since 1976. On August 23, both the lunar missions from India and Russia are predicted to arrive.

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As a result of Russia’s invasion last year, the European Space Agency severed connections with Russia for a number of its planned missions. “A new chapter in India’s space odyssey is written by Chandrayaan-3. During the launch of the mission, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “It flies high, boosting the dreams and ambitions of every Indian.

The south pole of the moon is a desirable location for other nations’ lunar aspirations. By 2025, NASA wants to deploy men to the moon’s south pole and make use of the moon’s resources to get ready for trips to Mars. The next procedure to shorten Chandrayaan-3’s orbital period was planned for Wednesday, August 16, according to the ISRO.

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