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ISRO’s Chandrayaan-3 only 163km away from success

ISRO stayed successful yesterday, in operating the final orbit reduction manoeuvre of spacecraft Chandrayaan-3. With this step, India came even closer to list itself among the three superpowers (Russia, China, and the United States) that have already successfully landed their spacecraft on the lunar surface.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched Chandrayaan-3 effectively on July 14 via the GSLV Mark-3 (LVM 3) heavy-lift launch vehicle. The spacecraft took off for the mission from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Shriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. And is expected to touch the lunar surface on August 23. The spacecraft is about to land on the South Polar Region of the Moon. Every advancement in the mission is happening according to plan, so far.

Today’s manoeuvre took “Chandrayaan-3 into an orbit of 153 km by 163 km.“

“Today’s successful firing, needed for a short duration, has put Chandrayaan-3 into an orbit of 153 km by 163 km, as intended. With this, the lunar bound manoevure are completed,” said ISRO.

In the previous attempt, ISRO failed to land the spacecraft (Chandrayaan-2) on the South Pole of the Moon. It was launched in 2019, but lost touch with its lander. The lander crashed while making its final attempt to establish a rover to search for signs of water. 

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