The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has unveiled two pictures captured by the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft. The initial image portrays Earth, captured through the perspective of the Lander Imager (LI) Camera.
The snapshot was captured on July 14, coinciding with the launch date of the Chandrayaan-3 mission from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre located in Sriharikota.
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Earlier on Tuesday, ISRO reported that the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft made a significant advancement towards the Moon’s surface on Wednesday, following an additional orbit reduction manoeuvre.
It is expected to land on the moon on August 23.
🌎 viewed by
Lander Imager (LI) Camera
on the day of the launch
🌖 imaged by
Lander Horizontal Velocity Camera (LHVC)
a day after the Lunar Orbit Insertion
— ISRO (@isro) August 10, 2023
In the fresh images, ISRO has marked craters Eddington, Aristarchus and Pythagoras along with Oceanus Procellarum (Ocean of Storms), one of the large, dark plains on the lunar surface. Oceanus Procellarum is the largest of the “seas”, stretching more than 2,500 km across the moon’s north-south axis and covering an area of roughly 4,000,000 square kilometres.
ISRO chief made the statement during a talk on ‘Chandrayaan-3: Bharat’s Pride Space Mission’, hosted by the non-profit organisation Disha Bharat.
“If everything fails, if all the sensors fail, nothing works, still it (Vikram) will make a landing. That’s how it has been designed — provided that the propulsion system works well,” news agency PTI quoted Somanath.
“So, the whole design has been made to make sure that it (Vikram) should be able to handle many failures, provided the algorithms work properly,” he added
He further added that the entire design of the lander has been made in a manner that makes sure that it would be able to handle failures.