Chandrayaan-3 moved a step further towards the Moon on Tuesday.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Tuesday once again successfully completed the orbit-changing process (Earthbound-firing-2) and sent Chandrayaan-3 to Earth’s fifth and last orbit. ISRO will now send Chandrayaan-3 to the Moon’s orbit between 12 a.m. and midnight on August 1.
On Tuesday, ISRO tweeted that Chandrayaan-3’s fifth Earth orbit (Earth-bound perigee firing) had been successfully executed from Bengaluru. Chandrayaan-3’s orbit was successfully changed from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on July 25.
On July 14, ISRO successfully launched the third edition of its lunar exploration programme from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. The objective of the mission is to make a soft landing on the Moon, which will enable rare pictures and information about the Moon to be obtained.
The orbit-raising maneuver (Earth-bound perigee firing) is performed successfully from ISTRAC/ISRO, Bengaluru.
The spacecraft is expected to attain an orbit of 127609 km x 236 km. The achieved orbit will be confirmed after the observations.
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— ISRO (@isro) July 25, 2023