India plans to make history by soft landing its Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft on the Moon’s south pole. Between Chandrayaan 2 Orbiter and Chandrayaan 3 Lander Module, ISRO sets up two-way communication. The Chandrayaan-3 mission will likely land gently tomorrow at 6:04 IST. The algorithm is flawless, and the leg mechanism got strengthened. Russia’s Luna-25 spacecraft failed to land due to engine failures.
Tomorrow’s landing of Chandrayaan 3 on the Moon; why did Russia’s Luna-25 crash?
Another significant step in India’s lunar mission is about getting taken. Tomorrow, Chandrayaan-3 plans to make its historic Moon landing. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) predicts that the powered descent will begin around 5.45 IST and that touchdown will occur around 6.05 pm IST.
India is ready to create history
India intends to make history on Wednesday when it plans to attempt a soft landing of its Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft on the south pole of the Moon. On Monday, the ISRO established two-way communication between the still-orbiting Chandrayaan 2 Orbiter and the Chandrayaan 3 Lander Module.
Vikram Lander is due to land gently tomorrow at 6:04 IST
On Sunday, August 20, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced that the spacecraft would land on the Moon on Wednesday, August 23, at 6:04 pm IST.
The algorithm is flawless
Astronomer Professor Dr. RC Kapoor stated about the Chandrayaan-3 mission, “The Lander and the Rover are currently centered in the pre-landing orbit of the Moon. These (Lander and Rover) became prepared by considering the previous instance’s circumstances. There are no bugs in the algorithm anymore. In addition, the leg mechanism, a key component of the lander’s design, got strengthened.”
Official greetings from the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter to the Chandrayaan-3 lander module
According to the ISRO, two-way communication became established between the two. As anticipation for this momentous occasion grows, It is worthwhile to consider the results of ISRO’s previous lunar missions, Chandrayaan-1 and Chandrayaan-2.
Why did Luna-25 combust? Russia clarifies
The head of Russia’s space agency said, “The Luna-25 rockets collapsed into the Moon on Monday after its engines fell narrow of shutting down properly,” citing the nation’s protracted break from lunar exploration as a contributing factor.
According to Yury Borisov, director general of Roscosmos, “the spacecraft’s algorithms shifted on during the weekend to propel Luna-25 into a “pre-landing orbit,” yet they collapsed to wind down effectively, resulting in the lander to collide onto the Moon.
Targeting to become the first rocket to a soft landing on the Moon’s south pole, where experts believe substantial quantities of frozen water and valuable elements may exist, the Luna-25 was due to land on Monday.
What is ISRO’s backup plan for “unfavorable conditions”?
It was announced on Monday by Nilesh M. Desai, Director of the ISRO’s Space Applications Centre in Ahmedabad, that the space agency would decide whether or not it would be suitable to land Chandrayaan-3 two hours ahead of schedule.