Chandrayaan-3 getting closer to the Moon after the 4th Orbit Reduction Manoeuvre

Chandrayaan-3 highlight In the significant development of the space mission, Chandrayaan-3 got closer to the moon after its 4th Orbit Reduction Manoeuvre, a 1 step forward again towards precise landing on the lunar surface. At present, the Chandrayaan-3 is just 177 km away from the lunar surface. The recent manoeuvre is conducted through ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) located in Bengaluru, compromising 3 essential components: a lander module (LM), a propulsion module (PM), and a rover. In the released statement, the mission date is  August 16, 2023, around 0830 Hrs IST, with the grand finale on August 23 at 5.47 p.m

Chandrayaan-3 getting closer to the Moon

After the successful launch of Chandrayaan-3 on July 14 via the GSLV Mark 3 (LVM 3) heavy-lift launch vehicle from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota, it is going to touch the lunar surface at e August 23. As per the media report after the successful orbital reduction manoeuvre, Chandrayaan-3’s orbit speed is reduced to 174 km x 1,437 km, and its objective is to do a  soft landing on the moon’s surface on August 23. After the Chandrayaan-3 make the smooth landing on the moon’s surface, it will become the fourth country in the world 

Chandrayaan-3 near the orbit of the moon

In which orbit is Chandrayaan-3 now?

Chandrayaan-3 is in 4th Orbit right now.

Where Chandrayaan-3 will land?

Chandrayaan-3 will land on the Moon’s surface in the Manzinus C crater, which is located in the south-polar region