The Deebosting Process Is Completed by Vikram Lander; Shares Closeup Photos of Moon
ISRO has unveiled the most recent images of the Moon, coinciding with the commencement of its third lunar mission, which is currently in the process of descending towards the relatively uncharted south pole.
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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has reported that the Chandrayaan-3 Lander Module (LM), which includes the Vikram lander and the Pragyan rover, has undergone a successful deboosting operation and is currently in a state of ‘normal’ health. This comes a day after the LM successfully separated from the Propulsion Module and set its course for a moon landing on August 23-24.
Deboosting process means the procedure of decelerating a spacecraft in order to establish a trajectory that places it in an orbit with a Perilune, the point of closest approach to the Moon, at a distance of 30 km and an Apolune, the point of farthest distance from the Moon, at a distance of 100 km.
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According to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the Lander Module (LM) is currently in a state of normal health. The LM has undergone a successful deboosting operation, which has resulted in a reduction of its orbit to 113 km x 157 km. ISRO has scheduled a second deboosting operation for August 20, 2023, at approximately 0200 Hrs. IST.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is currently vying to accomplish a successful soft landing on the moon, a feat that would position India as the fourth country in the world to achieve this milestone, following the United States, Russia, and China. The Chandrayaan-3 mission, India’s third lunar expedition, has outlined its objectives as encompassing a safe and gentle landing, rover exploration of the moon’s surface, and in-situ scientific experimentation.