The Chandrayaan-3 has successfully executed the Final Lunar Bound Orbit Maneuver:

The Chandrayaan-3 has successfully executed the Final Lunar Bound Orbit Maneuver:

In the early morning of August 16, ISRO successfully executed another lunar-bound maneuver to facilitate the guidance of Chandrayaan-3 into a designated orbit measuring 153km x 163km. This development has paved the way for the separation of the landing module, which consists of Vikram (the lander) and Pragyan (the rover), from the propulsion module. The aforementioned firing, which was brief in duration, has effectively placed Chandrayaan-3 into its intended orbit.

The Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft has completed all of its Moon-bound maneuvers and will now prepare for lander and propulsion module separation.

Gradually reducing its orbit:

Chandrayaan-3 was launched on July 14, 2023, from Sriharikota's Satish Dhawan Space Center. The spacecraft is now just 163 kilometers away from the Moon's surface. It has been gradually reducing its orbit and positioning itself for a touchdown over the lunar polar region through a series of maneuvers since entering the orbit on August 5.

The next crucial operation is scheduled for August 17:

The next crucial operation involves the separation of the lander module from the propulsion module which is scheduled for August 17.

Following the separation, the propulsion module will continue looping around the Moon and observe Earth while the lander begins its most crucial journey.

The final landing phase:

The landing phase involves a series of complex braking maneuvers designed to facilitate a soft landing in the South Polar region of the Moon on August 23.

Former ISRO Chairman K Sivan expressed confidence about the success of the latest moon mission:

K Sivan, the former Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), stated that the upcoming maneuver is of utmost importance, as any operation in space is inherently critical. The remote separation of Chandrayaan-3 into two distinct components, namely the propulsion, and lander, is a crucial activity that demands careful attention. It is imperative that this operation proceeds smoothly and without any complications, and we are optimistic that it will be executed successfully.

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