The Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft has covered almost two-thirds of the distance of the Moon since its launch on July 14. At the same time, on Saturday at seven in the evening, the vehicle is to be entered into the moon’s orbit.
Earlier, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said on Friday that since its launch, Chandrayaan-3 has successfully completed five orbit raising operations. On August 1, the process of raising the spacecraft above Earth’s orbit towards the Moon was successfully completed and the vehicle was put into ‘translunar orbit’.
The spacecraft has covered about two-thirds of the distance to the moon.
Lunar Orbit Injection (LOI) set for Aug 5, 2023, around 19:00 Hrs. IST. pic.twitter.com/MhIOE65w3V
— ISRO (@isro) August 4, 2023
Chandrayaan-3 will be installed in Moon’s orbit today
According to ISRO today, in another important endeavour, the spacecraft will be placed in the Moon’s orbit. The national space agency said on Friday that the process of inserting the spacecraft into the Moon’s orbit is scheduled for August 5 at around 7 pm. ISRO said that this attempt will be made when Chandrayaan-3 will be closest to the Moon. Earlier, it had said that it would attempt a ‘soft landing’ of Chandrayaan-3 on the lunar surface on August 23.