The Chandrayaan 3 spacecraft, part of the ambitious journey to the Moon undertaken by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), is planned to touch down softly on the lunar surface at approximately 6:04 p.m. (Indian Standard Time) on Wednesday. The space agency also announced that on August 23 starting at 5:27 p.m., viewers can watch the historic event live on the ISRO website, the space agency’s official YouTube channel, the ISRO Facebook page, and DD National.
In the early hours of today morning, the lander module for Chandrayaan-3, which includes the lander “Vikram” and the rover “Pragyan,” successfully completed its final deboosting. today resulted in a smaller orbit for the lander module with dimensions of 25 km by 134 km. At 4 p.m. on August 18, the Vikram lander successfully finished its initial deboosting operation, bringing the lander module’s orbit down to 113 km x 157 km.
India will become the first nation to successfully land close to the Moon’s understudied south pole if the mission is a success. After the US, the former Soviet Union, and China, it will be just the fourth nation to accomplish a soft landing on the Moon.