Thursday, September 28, 2023

Chandrayaan-3 Sends First Images Of Moon After Touchdown; Communication Link Is Established With ISRO! – N.F Times

Chandrayaan-3 has sent its first images from the Moon after its historic soft landing on the lunar south pole on August 23, 2023. The Lander Horizontal Velocity Camera captured these images during descent.

The Indian Space Research Organisation said in a mission update that communication link between Chandrayaan-3’s Vikram lander and the Mission Operations Complex (MOX) of ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC), Bengaluru, has been established.

Chandrayaan-3 created history by softly landing on the lunar south pole at 6:04 pm IST on August 23. India is now the first country to softly land a spacecraft on the lunar south pole.

All the phases of descent were successfully completed. Chandrayaan-3 underwent initial preparation, velocity reduction, orientation change, attitude hold phase, fine braking, final descent, and touchdown. Powered descent began after the automatic landing sequence was initiated.

After the Vikram lander successfully landed on the lunar south pole, the sensors signalled the computer onboard the spacecraft. The Pragyan rover will be rolled out after the lunar dust has settled down.

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