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Chandrayaan 3 Vikram lander Module is separated from the Propulsion Module what next Know

Chandrayaan 3 Vikram lander Module is separated from the Propulsion Module what next Know
Written by Manoj Kadam
Chandrayaan 3 Vikram lander Module is separated from the Propulsion Module what next Know

Chandrayaan 3 Vikram lander Module is separated from the Propulsion Module what next Know

India's third Moon mission Chandrayaan-3 has moved ahead by crossing another important milestone. Vikram Lander, also known as Lander Module (LM), which was carried with Chandrayaan-3, has been successfully separated from the Propulsion Module (PM). The lander will now proceed on its own on the mission. ISRO has said that tomorrow at 4 pm it will try to land in a slightly lower orbit.

In another tweet, Indian Space Agency ISRO has said that after separation from Vikram Lander, the propulsion module will continue to revolve around the Moon in its current orbit. It will continue its journey from months to years.

Not only has Vikram Lander separated from the propulsion module, but Pragyan Rover has also separated with it. Vikram and Pragyan are still together. So far everything has gone according to plan. If no further difficulties arise, Vikram Lander will attempt a soft landing on the Moon at 5:47 pm on August 23.

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Earlier on Wednesday, Chandrayaan-3 changed its orbit for the fifth and final time. Chandrayaan-3 has now come closest to the moon's surface. Its minimum distance from the Moon is 153 kilometers and maximum distance is 163 kilometers.

After being launched on July 14, Chandrayaan-3 entered the lunar orbit on August 5. After that, on 6, 9 and 14 August, the orbit of the Moon was changed and it was taken closer to the Moon. As per the plan, Chandrayaan-3 is expected to make a soft landing on the south pole of the Moon on August 23.

ISRO has full hope that this mission will be successful. Lander 'Vikram' has been designed in such a way that even a major disturbance will not be able to ruin the mission. ISRO Chairman S. Somnath has said that Chandrayaan-3's lander 'Vikram' will be able to make a 'soft-landing' on the lunar surface on August 23, even if all its sensors and both engines do not work.


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