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Chandrayaan-3 crossed 5th and final earth orbit-raising manoeuvre, to leave earth’s gravity

Chandrayaan-3 finishes final earth orbit.
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India: India’s Chandrayaan 3 is progressing swiftly and has completed its 5th which is the earth’s final Orbit raising manoeuvre as of 25 July. This information was revealed by the Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO on Tuesday afternoon. ISRO had shared a photo of the process and the position of Chandrayan 3. The date on the photo was July 25, 2023 and the time was 02:30 hours IST. The tweet also informed that the spacecraft is expected to attend an Orbit of 127609 km x 236 km. However, it also mentioned that the achieved Orbit will be confirmed once the observations are done.

The ultimate goal of Chandrayan 3 will be to have a soft landing on the lunar surface. This could not be possible by it’s predecessor Chandrayaan-2. Chandrayan 3 will now be preparing for lunar insertion, a crucial step in its lunar journey. It will now be shifting to earth-to-moon trajectory and further the moon’s gravity will take control bipooling it into its lunar Orbit. Once reached there Chandrayan 3 will have to complete the orbits there.

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TransLunar Injection (TLI) has been scheduled on August 1

The TransLunar Injection (TLI) has been scheduled on August 1 around midnight and 1:00 a.m. IST as informed by the ISRO. In the first week of August we will see that Chandrayaan 3 will have completed 5 to 6 orbits around the moon. This will lead the craft into the inner most circle. After that for the next 10 days it will search for the exact place where it is supposed to land. The exact spot is in the Moon’s South Pole area said Union space minister Jitendra Singh.

The wait is for the spacecraft to fire its thrusters so that it can leave the earth’s gravity and head towards the moon on August 1. Chandrayan 3 is the hope of every Indian and is having three main aims just like Chandrayaan-2. The first one is to have a safe as well as soft landing on the lunar surface. The second one is to showcase the mobility of the rover on the surface of the Moon. Third and the final goal of Chandrayan 3 will be to perform in-situ scientific experiments. The Chandrayaan 3 will land on the Moon’s surface on August 23 at 5:47 pm IST.

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