Chandrayaan 3 live landing updates: Chandrayaan 3, an ambitious lunar mission of India is now gearing up to make history. Chndrayaan 3 is all set to touch down the lunar surface near the south pole today. The Lander module of ISRO’s spacecraft Vikram and Pragyan will perform a moon landing on Wednesday, 23 August 2023, at 6.04 pm. If everything goes according to plan, India will make history by landing on the South Pole of the Moon after a 41-day journey. The mission will enable India to join the ranks of countries that have mastered the technology of soft landing on the lunar surface, including the United States, China, and the Soviet Union. Moreover, India will become the first nation on land on the moon’s south pole.
The Rs 600-crore mission was getting closer to its final phase as planned, according to a Tuesday announcement from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), and the lander module was continuing its smooth functioning. However, experts believe that the final 15 to 20 minutes of the mission, when Chandrayaan-3’s Vikram lander makes its soft landing, are going to be critical to the mission’s success.
When and where to watch Chandrayaan 3 live landing?
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has organized a live telecast of the Chandrayaan 3 landing. People can stream this event through various platforms. According to ISRO’s official notification, this highly anticipated event will be broadcast live today at 5:20 PM IST. The coverage will be available on the ISRO official website, the ISRO YouTube page, the ISRO Facebook page, and the television channel DD National.
Additionally, viewers can see several videos and images sent by the LVM3 cameras as well as pictures taken by the Lander cameras just before the descent.
What will happen during the Chandrayaan 3 Live landing?
Chandrayaan-3 took off on July 14 on a slow but efficient journey. It entered lunar orbit on August 5 and has since moved closer to the lunar surface in preparation for landing. The lander is in an elliptical orbit around the moon, swinging as close to the surface as 30 kilometers. ISRO’s spacecraft will fire its engines at 6:04 p.m. on Wednesday to lift Vikram out of orbit and begin its descent to the surface. The engines will slow their descent further, with a soft landing hoped for around 20 minutes later. This is a very critical period for the mission’s success.
More About Chandrayaan 3
Chandrayaan 3 is India’s third lunar mission. Chandrayaan 3 was launched on 14 July 2023 through ISRO’s Launch Vehicle Mark-3 (LMV-3), from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota. The stated goals of Chandrayaan-3 are a safe and soft landing on the lunar surface, a rover moving on the moon’s surface, and in-situ scientific experiments. It intends to land on the lunar south pole, far from the side that faces Earth. This region holds important secrets about the moon, such as the possibility of frozen water, which could help support human habitation on the natural satellite and could potentially be used as fuel for future missions to distant locations.
The date of August 23 was chosen because it is the day when the sun will rise at the landing site. The mission is scheduled to end two weeks later when the sun sets. The solar-powered lander and rover will use a variety of instruments to collect thermal, seismic, and mineralogical data while on the surface.
The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft, which crashed before touching down on the moon’s surface in 2019, was the predecessor Chandrayaan-3 mission. The Chandrayaan-3 lander has undergone several upgrades by the Indian space agency to handle additional dispersion, as well as updated sensors, integrated better software, and propulsion systems to reduce the likelihood of any failures this time.
After a Russian spacecraft, Luna 25 crashed on the surface of the moon, attention will turn to India’s Chandrayaan-3 mission which is scheduled to land on the moon’s south pole today. The growing space program of the country makes us feel great pride. The crash on Saturday of Luna-25, a Russian lunar lander set to land in the same region of the moon as Chandrayaan-3, has raised the stakes for Chandrayaan 3 landing attempt. If ISRO successfully lands Chandrayaan 3 just after Russia’s failure, it will highlight the country’s technological achievements and create a history. Let’s hope for the best!