Chandrayaan-3 successfully entered the lunar orbit on August 5, 2023. Now the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has released the Moon 1st Image From Chandrayaan-3-3.
So far, the journey of Chandrayaan-3 has been super smooth, and till now, it has covered 2/3 of the journey toward the moon. India is all set to make a smooth landing on the moon’s surface on August 23.
But before that, India’s counterpart, Russia, will be making a landing on the Moon’s south pole with their Luna 25 spacecraft. It will be launched on August 11, and it will reach the moon’s surface before Chandrayaan-3.
Moon 1st Images From Chandrayaan-3
Chandrayaan-3 clicked the pictures of craters on the lunar surface, getting larger and larger as the spacecraft drew closer. These pictures were widely shared and became viral in no time. Now there are only a few days left before the landing of the Vikram Rover on the Moon.
The spacecraft captured the images after entering the moon’s orbit on Saturday. The 40-second clip gives a glimpse of the intricate details of the moon’s craters.
If India successfully completes the mission, then it will become the fourth country to successfully land on the moon’s surface after the US, the Soviet Union, and China.
Chandrayaan-3 is 1500 Km Away from Moon
As per the latest updates, Chandrayaan-3 is now just 1500 km away from the moon’s surface. ISRO performed another lunar-bound orbit maneuver today, placing the spacecraft in a 174 km x 1437 km orbit. Now the Vikaram Lander is very close to making a soft landing on the moon.
Chandrayaan-3 1st Images FAQs
A. Chandrayaan-3 is almost 1500 km away from landing on the moon’s surface.
A. Chandrayaan-3 will land on the moon on August 24, 2023.
A. So, far only three countries managed to successfully land on Moon’s surface, the US, the former Soviet Union, and China.
A. Vikram Rover is the name of Chandrayaan-3 lander.
A. LVM3 is the name of the launch vehicle of Chandrayaan-3.