Chandrayaan 3: Pragyan rover emerges from space Vikram lander does lunar walks. pictures here.
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The much-awaited footage of the Pragyan rover descending from the Vikram lander and strolling on the lunar surface has been made public by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) as part of Chandrayaan 3.
complete timetable for the Chandrayaan-3 mission
The whole chronology of the Chandrayaan 3 mission’s developments may be seen here.
- July 6: ISRO announces the July 14 launch date for Mission Moon-craft the second launch pad at Sriharikota.
- July 7: Successful vehicle electrical tests completed.
- July 11: A thorough 24-hour “Launch Rehearsal” that replicated the whole launch procedure comes to an end.
- On July 14, the LVM3 M4 launcher places Chandrayaan-3 in its intended orbit.
- July 15: A 41762 km x 173 km orbit was successfully raised in the first orbit-raising maneuver.
- On July 17, Chandrayaan-3 is put into an orbit of 41603 km x 226 km by a second orbit-raising maneuver.
- July 22: The fourth orbit-raising maneuver places the spacecraft in an orbit of 71351 km by 233 km.
- On July 25, another orbit-raising maneuver was accomplished.
- August 1: Moon-craft entered a 288 by 369328 km translunar orbit.
- August 5: Successful insertion of the moon into orbit (164 x 18074 kilometers).
- August 6: Lunar orbit lowered to 170 km x 4,313 km.
- On August 9, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) cautiously lowers the spacecraft’s orbital route. It has completed a 174 km by 1437 km lunar orbit.
- On August 14, Chandrayaan-3 makes another controlled approach to the moon’s surface, putting it in an orbit of 150 km by 177 km.
- August 16: On its fifth and final Moon-bound maneuver, the Indian spacecraft places itself in a nearly circular orbit around the moon at a distance of 163*153 kilometers.
- August 17: The landing module, which includes the Pragyan rover and the Vikram lander, detaches from its propulsion system.
- On August 18, Moon-craft successfully completed a ‘deboosting’ procedure that made its orbit smaller, at 113 km by 157 km.
- On August 20, Chandrayaan-3 will complete its orbit modification by bringing the distance between it and the moon down to around 134*25 kilometers.
- On August 23, ISRO made history when the Vikram lander successfully touched down. Every system is operating as anticipated.