Chandrayaan-ISRO Successfully Executes Second Deboosting Operation

Chandra 3 is India’s second attempt to achieve a soft landing on the moon’s surface. The Chandra 3 spacecraft and propulsion module spent 34 days together before embarking on their respective journeys on August 17th. The propulsion module separated from the Lander and successfully completed a crucial firing operation on August 16, placing the spacecraft into an orbit of 153 kilometers by 163 kilometers around the Moon. This marked the completion of lunar-bound maneuvers and brought the spacecraft one step closer to its ultimate goal of landing on the South Pole of the Moon.

The Chandra 3 mission consists of three plus four modules: LDM 3, which takes the composite of Vikram Lander, the proportion module under the pregnancy Rover, and the donor rapid to the lunar orbit. The propulsion module is responsible for carrying the Lander and row work configuration until the spacecraft reaches a hundred kilometers lunar orbit.

Russia’s Luna 25 is expected to reach the Moon’s South Pole a day before India’s Chandra and 3, taking just 12 days to reach the moon. The competition between the two missions is all in the minds of the media, and the reality is that India will join an elite league of just three nations, including the Soviet Union, to make a soft landing on the moon.

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