The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) released the first photos of the Moon on Sunday, with Chandrayaan-3, the third Indian Moon mission. The Vikram lander gets expected to touch down gently on the lunar surface on 23 this month. Chandrayaan-3 communicated with ISRO hubs during the maneuver, stating it felt the Moon’s gravity and arrived in the lunar orbit.
ISRO publishes the first visuals of the Moon
The aspiring 600 crores mission reached a significant turning point with the infusion into lunar orbit.
Chandrayaan-3 took its first image of the Moon
The first photos of the Moon emerged to the public on Sunday by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The third Moon mission from India, took the photo. After Chandrayan-3 entered the lunar orbit on Saturday, it took a picture of the Moon’s cratered surface.
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The Chandrayaan-3 Twitter(X) account
The official Chandrayaan-3 Twitter(X) account posted, “The Moon, photographed by #Chandrayaan3 rockets over Lunar Orbit Insertion (LOI) on August 5, 2023.”
Chandrayaan-3 successfully penetrated the lunar orbit
Chandrayaan-3 entered the orbit of the Moon successfully on Saturday. The lunar mission has gone without a hitch thus far, and the ISRO anticipates that the Vikram lander will touch down gently on the lunar surface on 23 of this month.
Chandrayaan-3’s message to ISRO
India’s lunar mission communication to the ISRO following the necessary maneuver that brought it nearer to the Moon was, “I am experiencing the Moon’s gravity.” It completed its mission effectively from the space agency’s facility in Bengaluru.
ISRO’s comment on Twitter(X)
Chandrayaan-3 communicated with ISRO the hubs during Saturday’s maneuver. “The layout is Chandrayaan-3, MOX, ISTRAC. I can feel the gravity of the Moon. The spacecraft Chandrayaan-3 arrived in the Moon’s orbit,” the aerospace agency announced on Twitter.
The alteration of orbit will get performed by the ISRO on Sunday. Around 11 p.m. on Sunday is the anticipated time.
Lunar Mission will perform three functions until August 17
Three additional procedures will remain until mid of August, following the procedure on Sunday. The landing module, which includes the lander and rover, will separate from the propulsion module following these maneuvers. August 23 will witness the soft landing on the lunar surface.
On Saturday, 22 days after its launch for a challenging 41-day journey to the lunar south pole, which no other country reaching before, Chandrayaan-3 got into the lunar orbit. The launch occurred on July 14. It will touch down at the Moon’s south pole.