20 Aug 2023

ISRO Tells When Chandrayaan-3 Will Land On Moon


Chennai: Terming it will be a monumental event in space exploration, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Sunday announced that the soft landing of third Lunar Mission Chandrayaan-3 will take place at 1804 hrs (6.04 PM) on August 23.

"Chandrayaan-3 is set to land on the moon on August 23, 2023, around 18:04 Hrs. IST," ISRO posted in "X", (formerly twitter).

"Thanks for the wishes and positivity!” it said.

"Let’s continue experiencing the journey together with live action in ISRO Website, YouTube, Facebook and DD National TV from 1727 hrs on Aug 23, 2023", ISRO added.

The last deboosting operation was done at 0200 hrs early on Sunday morning and the Lander Module would await sunrise at the designated landing site on Moon and the powered descent will commence on August 23, ISRO said.

After this manoeuvre, the spacecraft was now located at about 25 km x 134 km.

India's pursuit of space exploration reaches a remarkable milestone

ISRO said India's pursuit of space exploration reaches a remarkable milestone with the impending Chandrayaan-3 Mission, poised to achieve a soft landing on the lunar surface.

"This achievement marks a significant step forward for Indian Science, Engineering, Technology, and Industry, symbolising our nation's progress in space exploration,” ISRO said.
The soft landing of Chandrayaan-3 is a monumental moment that not only fuels curiosity, but also sparks a passion for exploration within the minds of our youth, ISRO said.

Educational institutions to play an active role in this historic event

"It generates a profound sense of pride and unity as we collectively celebrate the prowess of Indian science and technology. It will contribute to fostering an environment of scientific inquiry and innovation", ISRO added.

“In light of this, all schools and educational institutions across the nation are invited to play an active role in this historic event. The institutions are invited to actively publicise this event among your students and faculty and organize the LIVE streaming of the Chandrayaan-3 soft landing within the premises", ISRO said.

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