The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has revealed that its third lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3, is expected to make landing on lunar surface on August 23rd.
Set to make a gentle touch down on the moon’s southern pole, Chandrayaan-3 is anticipated to achieve this feat withing 24 hours. ISRO has declared the scheduled moon landing to occur around 6:04 pm local time.
A recent communication from the space agency on August 20 highlighted the success of the second and final de-boosting operation, which has effectively adjusted the Lunar Module’s orbit to 25 km x 134 km. This module will now undergo internal assessments and await sunrise at the designated landing zone.
ISRO outlined that the powered descent is set to commence around 5:45 pm (India’s local time) on August 23, 2023.
The successful Chandrayaan-3 landing will be broadcast live via ISRO’s official platforms, including their website, YouTube channel, and Facebook page. The live stream is scheduled to begin at 5:20 pm local time.
With this endeavor, India aims to accomplish a soft landing on the moon’s surface, joining the esteemed company of the US, Russia, and China as the fourth nation to achieve this remarkable feat.