Chandrayaan-3: Indian spacecraft has reached closer to the Moon and is all set to soft-land on the lunar surface by August 23, Wednesday. The ISRO said it successfully reduced the orbit of the Chandrayaan-3 mission’s Lander Module (LM) on Sunday. Launched on 14 July, the lander module of Chandrayaan-3 successfully separated from the Propulsion Module on Thursday, 35 days after the mission was launched.
The mission objectives of Chandrayaan-3 are to demonstrate a safe and soft landing on the lunar surface, to demonstrate rover roving on the Moon, and to conduct in-situ scientific experiments.
When and where will Chandrayaan-3 landing take place?
The lander module is set to touch down on the Moon’s surface on August 23, making India the fourth nation after the US, China, and Russia to achieve this feat. ISRO announced the date and time of the historic landing through a tweet, which read, “Chandrayaan-3 is set to land on the Moon on August 23, 2023, around 18:04 Hrs. IST.”
ISRO earlier informed that the lander will attempt a “soft landing” on the south polar region of the Moon. Even after the lander’s touch down on the Moon’s surface, its propulsion module will continue to orbit the Moon, to study the Earth’s atmosphere.
🇮🇳Chandrayaan-3 is set to land on the moon 🌖on August 23, 2023, around 18:04 Hrs. IST.
Thanks for the wishes and positivity!
— ISRO (@isro) August 20, 2023
When and where to watch moon landing by Chandrayaan-3 ?
Ahead of the historic day, ISRO, on August 20, shared a tweet, telling how people across the globe can watch Chandrayaan-3 successfully completing its lunar mission.
Through a message on its official site, ISRO informed that the “eagerly anticipated event” will be live broadcast on Wednesday “starting from 17:27 Hrs. IST. The live coverage will be available via multiple platforms, including the ISRO Website, YouTube, ISRO’s Facebook page, and DD National TV channel.”
ISRO added, “In light of this, all schools and educational institutions across the nation are invited to play an active role in this historic event. The institutions are invited to actively publicise this event among your students and faculty and organize the LIVE streaming of the Chandrayaan-3 soft landing within the premises.”