Thursday, December 7, 2023
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Chandrayaan-3 Moon Landing Successful: India has created history as it became the first country to land on the South Pole of the lunar surface. PM Modi congratulated Indians and space scientists for the achievement.

The real test of the mission will begin at the last leg of the landing. Prior to 20 minutes before landing, ISRO will initiate an Automatic Landing Sequence (ALS). It will enable Vikram LM to take charge and use its onboard computers and logic to identify a favourable spot and make a soft landing on the lunar surface.

Experts say that the final 15 to 20 minutes will be crucial for the mission’s success when Chandrayaan-3’s Vikram lander will make its soft landing. Indians throughout the country and across the world are praying for Chandrayaan-3 Landing today.

Given the history of India’s second lunar mission, which failed during the last 20 minutes before landing, ISRO is extra-cautious this time. Due to the high risk to the spacecraft minutes before the moon landing, the duration is dubbed by many as “20 or 17 minutes of terror”. During this phase, the whole process will become autonomous, where Vikram Lander has to ignite its own engines at the correct times and altitudes.

Click here for the direct link to watch Vikram LM’s landing live on YouTube.


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