Chandrayaan-3 is ready for reduction in Moon's orbit by 2 pm today
ISRO is Scheduled to carry out the upcoming Lunar bound orbit manoeuvre of the Chandrayaan 3 spacecraft
The Indian Space Research Organisation is scheduled to carry out the upcoming Lunar bound orbit manoeuvre of the Chandrayaan 3 spacecraft, which is set to take place between 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM Indian Standard Time.
The most recent orbital adjustment for the Chandrayaan 3 spacecraft took place as planned on the previous Sunday. This adjustment involved the successful utilization of the onboard propulsion system. As a result of this manoeuvre, the spacecraft's orbit now maintains dimensions of 170 km by 4,313 km.
As reported by HT, three additional de orbiting manoeuvres are planned to adjust the trajectory of the spacecraft, effectively bringing Vikram, the lander component of Chandrayaan 3, into closer proximity to the Moon.
The purpose of these manoeuvres is to ensure that Vikram successfully touches down on the lunar surface on August 23rd. These de orbiting manoeuvres are scheduled for August 9, August 14, and August 16.
Through these manoeuvres, the spacecraft's orbit will progressively decrease in altitude until it reaches dimensions of 100 km by 100 km in relation to the Moon.