Chandrayaan-3 landing date and time: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Sunday announced that its Chandrayaan-3 mission is poised to achieve a soft landing on the surface of the Moon on August 23.
“This achievement marks a significant step forward for Indian Science, Engineering, Technology, and Industry, symbolising our nation’s progress in space exploration,” the Indian space agency said in an official statement.
The ISRO said that 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.
“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,” it added.
Chandrayaan-3 landing date and time
The ‘eagerly anticipated’ event will be broadcasted live on August 23, 2023, starting from 5:27 PM IST. The live coverage will be available via multiple platforms, including the ISRO’s official website, its official YouTube channel, its official Facebook page, and DD National TV channel.
The Indian space agency informed that the Chandrayaan-3 is set to land on the Moon on August 23, 2023, around 6:04 PM IST.
Chandrayaan-3 is set to land on the moon on August 23, 2023, around 18:04 Hrs. IST.
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The ISRO also invited all schools and educational institutions nationwide to actively publicise this event among their students and faculty and organize the LIVE streaming of the Chandrayaan-3 soft landing within the premises.
Earlier in the day, the ISRO said it successfully reduced the orbit of the Chandrayaan-3 mission’s Lander Module (LM), further bringing it nearer to the moon. It informed that the LM would now undergo internal checks.
Post its launch on July 14, Chandrayaan-3 entered into the lunar orbit on August 5, following which orbit reduction manoeuvres were carried out on the satellite on August 6, 9, 14 and 16, ahead of the separation of both its modules on August 17.
Chandrayaan-3 mission objectives
The Chandrayaan-3 mission objectives are to demonstrate a safe and soft landing on the lunar surface, to demonstrate rover roving on the Moon, and to conduct in-situ scientific experiments.
If everything goes according to the plan, India will become the fourth country in the world after the United States, Russia, and China, to land on the moon, and will be the only nation to touch the lunar south pole.
It is notable that ISRO’s Chandrayaan-3 is a follow-on mission to Chandrayaan-2 to demonstrate end-to-end capability in safe landing and roving on the lunar surface