On Sunday, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) shared a video showcasing the Moon as observed through the eyes of Chandrayaan-3.
One day subsequent to Chandrayaan-3’s successful entry into the lunar orbit, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) unveiled a captivating video on Sunday.This video showcased the Moon as seen through the perspective of Chandrayaan-3. Accompanied by a caption that read “Chandrayaan-3 Mission: The Moon, as viewed by Chandrayaan-3 during Lunar Orbit Insertion,” the space agency shared this visual representation.
According to the Indian space agency, the Moon was captured in a video by the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft during its Lunar Orbit Insertion (LOI) on August 5, 2023.
The video displayed the Moon in a distinctive bluish-green hue, providing a striking portrayal of its surface adorned with numerous craters. The release of this video coincided with the anticipation of the second significant maneuver, scheduled to transpire on Sunday night.
Moving even closer to the lunar surface, Chandrayaan-3’s orbit has been meticulously adjusted to 174 km x 1437 km, as affirmed by ISRO in a tweet. This achievement follows a maneuver carried out today. Highlighting the progression, ISRO also detailed that the upcoming operation is slated for August 14, 2023, falling within the time frame of 11:30 to 12:30 hrs. This continuous effort marks a significant step in the mission’s progress, bringing the spacecraft closer to its intended objectives.
In the ongoing journey of the mission, ISRO is executing a sequence of maneuvers with the purpose of progressively diminishing Chandrayaan-3’s orbital parameters. These calculated actions are aimed at precisely aligning the spacecraft’s trajectory to position it directly over the lunar poles. This meticulous process exemplifies the careful planning and precise execution that characterize Chandrayaan-3’s advancement towards its intended objectives.