Search Box

Chandrayaan-3 Defies Earth's Gravity to Land on Moon! ISRO's Bold Move Challenges Neil Armstrong's Legacy

 Chandrayaan-3 Defies Earth's Gravity to Land on Moon! ISRO's Bold Move Challenges Neil Armstrong's Legacy

Chandrayaan-3 Defies Earth's Gravity to Land on Moon
 Chandrayaan-3 Defies Earth's Gravity to Land on Moon

The Earth's gravitational pull has already been left behind. This time, 'Chandrayaan-3' is set to land on the moon's surface. According to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), on Saturday evening, the spacecraft is scheduled to enter the moon's gravitational field. In the next phase, after utilizing the moon's gravitational force, 'Chandrayaan-3' will gradually slow down and approach the lunar surface from a distance of 100 kilometers. Coincidentally, the first steps on the moon were taken on Saturday by American astronaut Neil Armstrong, on his birthday.

This marks the most challenging part of ISRO's third lunar mission. On August 23, at 5:47 PM, the rover's intelligence is expected to perform a 'soft landing' inside its belly (soft landing) on the moon's surface. Four years ago, during a similar phase, ISRO's 'Chandrayaan-2' mission failed. On July 14, at 2:35 PM, Indian time, the lunar lander 'Vikram' of Chandrayaan-3 successfully launched from the Sriharikota Space Center in Andhra Pradesh. This space agency has successfully altered the course of its spacecraft a total of five times.

ISRO's sources suggest that on Saturday at 7:00 PM, as the spacecraft changes its course, the lunar gravitational field will be the focus for Chandrayaan-3. However, there are many more steps to complete for ultimate success. If Chandrayaan-3, after successfully landing its rover on the moon's southern hemisphere, can safely touch the lunar surface and subsequently deploy the rover's intelligence correctly, it will mark a new milestone in India's space exploration history. In this context, after China in the past decade, only a few countries have successfully landed on the moon.

Experts say that if Chandrayaan-3 fails to reach the lunar surface until its last stage due to technical errors, it will return to Earth's orbit again. But it won't be sent back to the moon like Chandrayaan-2. In that case, Chandrayaan-3 will be considered a 'Lost Mission'. Then, will Chandrayaan-3 continue to orbit Earth indefinitely? Experts say that in that case, ISRO's attempt will be to bring Chandrayaan-3 back to Earth's orbit from the lunar orbit.

In related news, three months after its launch, NASA's relentless search for the remains of Vikram, the lunar lander of 'Chandrayaan-2', prior to its descent, has so far yielded no results. Despite continuous efforts over the past three months, NASA has not been able to pinpoint its location. Finally, in a last attempt, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) shared an image seeking assistance from the global community. Upon viewing the image, a mechanical engineer from Chennai identified the remains of Vikram's wreckage.

Next Post Previous Post
No Comment
Add Comment
comment url