Chandrayaan-3 LIVE Updates: ISRO successfully performs third lunar-bound manoeuvre, spacecraft moves closer to Moon
Chandrayaan-3 Live Updates: ISRO's Lunar orbit manoeuvre placed the spacecraft in 174 km x 1437 km orbit, taking it closer to the moon.
Chandrayaan-3 Mission Update: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) performed the next Lunar bound orbit manoeuvre today, placing the spacecraft in 174 km x 1437 km orbit.
The previous orbit reduction move for Chandrayaan 3 spacecraft was performed successfully on Sunday as planned, using the onboard propulsion system. The orbit achieved is 170 km x 4,313 km.
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- Aug 09, 2023 02:23 PM IST
Chandrayaan-3 gets even closer to Moon, next operation on August 14
The Chandrayaan's next operation to further reduce the orbit is scheduled for August 14, between 11:30 and 12:30 Hrs. IST.
- Aug 09, 2023 02:07 PM IST
ISRO successfully performs lunar-bound orbit reduction manoeuver, moves closer to Moon
The Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft successfully underwent a planned orbit reduction manoeuvre. The retrofitting of engines brought it closer to the Moon's surface, now to 174 km x 1437 km.
- Aug 09, 2023 01:42 PM IST
Chandrayaan 3: The mission's development till now
Chandrayaan-3 mission milestones: A timeline
July 6: ISRO announced the launch date for Mission Chandrayaan-3, set for July 14, from Sriharikota's second launch pad.
July 7: Successful completion of vehicle electrical tests.
July 11: A comprehensive 'Launch Rehearsal' spanning 24 hours concluded, simulating the entire launch process.
July 14: LVM3 M4 vehicle triumphantly launched Chandrayaan-3 into its designated orbit.
July 15: The first orbit-raising manoeuvre, Earthbound firing-1, was executed successfully at ISTRAC/ISRO, Bengaluru. The spacecraft reached a 41762 km x 173 km orbit.
July 17: Accomplishment of the second orbit-raising manoeuvre resulted in the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft orbiting at 41603 km x 226 km.
July 22: Successful completion of the fourth orbit-raising manoeuvre, Earth-bound perigee firing, establishing the spacecraft in a 71351 km x 233 km orbit.
July 25: Implementation of another successful orbit-raising manoeuvre.
August 1: Chandrayaan-3 achieved a significant milestone by being inserted into the translunar orbit, reaching an orbit of 288 km x 369328 km.
August 5: Chandrayaan-3 accomplished a major triumph by achieving successful insertion into the lunar orbit, attaining the intended orbit of 164 km x 18074 km.
August 6: The spacecraft orbit is lowered to 170 km x 4,313 km around the moon
- Aug 09, 2023 01:27 PM IST
Chandrayaan-3 LIVE: 100km journey is most critical, says ISRO Chief S Somanath
India's third lunar mission – Chandrayaan-3 – is in good health and its most critical phase will be the orbit determination process when the spacecraft starts moving closer to the moon from the 100 km circular orbit, Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman S Somanath said on Monday. Read a detailed report on the critical phase of Chandrayaan-3 mission
- Aug 09, 2023 01:17 PM IST
Chandrayaan-3 launch: Relive the historic moment
India's third lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3, successfully lifted off from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. Chandrayaan-3 had a "textbook" launch for its mega-Moon landing. The Union Science and Technology Minister congratulated the ISRO chairman and his team. The Project Director, P. Veeramuthuvel, was at a loss for words after the historic launch. ISRO Chief S. Somanath padded the "emotional" project director Veeramuthuvel on stage. PM Narendra Modi watched the "momentous achievement" from Paris and hailed the ISRO team in a social media post
- Aug 09, 2023 01:12 PM IST
Chandrayaan-3 Updates: What's next in the mission?
There will be three more de-orbiting manoeuvres -- exercises to bring it closer to the Moon so that Vikram lands on the Moon's surface on August 23.
These de-orbiting manoeuvres will be performed on August 9, August 14, and August 16 till its orbit reduces to 100 kmx100 km from the Moon. A lander propulsion module separation exercise will be taken up subsequently, soon after lander "deboost", a process that slows down the craft.
- Aug 09, 2023 01:03 PM IST
Chandrayaan 3 LIVE: Why is Moon's South Pole landing so important?
The Moon's south pole holds immense strategic significance due to its potential reservoir of valuable resources. Despite its intricate and demanding topography, this region has garnered substantial attention from researchers and explorers alike. The allure stems from the compelling possibility that substantial ice deposits may be present, harbouring crucial elements such as fuel sources, oxygen, and potable water.
- Aug 09, 2023 12:54 PM IST
Chandarayaan-3: More pictures of Moon to come soon?
ISRO's special social media page dedicated to the Chandrayaan-3 mission teased posting more lunar photos captured by the mission. In case you missed the first video: Chandrayaan-3 shares first-ever images after entering Moon's orbit
- Aug 09, 2023 12:44 PM IST
Chandrayaan-3 news: While awaiting Indian craft's landing, a Russian contender emerges!
The Russian space agency, Roscosmos, is poised to launch its Luna 25 moon mission towards the lunar south pole on an early Friday morning, rekindling the spirit of Soviet Union-era lunar exploration. This development closely follows India's recent launch of its own lunar lander, Chandrayaan-3, which is on track for a gentle touchdown at the Moon's south pole on August 23. The touchdown time of both missions is also very close; the Russian mission may achieve Moon soft landing sooner than India. Read the detailed report on Chandrayaan-3 vs Luna 25
- Aug 09, 2023 12:33 PM IST
Chandrayaan-3 latest updates: ISRO's next Moon manoeuvre today
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced the next Lunar bound orbit manoeuvre to take place on Wednesday between 13:00 - 14:00 hrs IST.