India’s latest lunar exploration mission, Chandrayaan-3, is expected to soft-land on the moon’s south pole on August 23. The spacecraft was launched by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on July 14. Days after completing the nearly 40-mile journey, the Chandrayaan-3 mission will successfully land on Wednesday, finally making India the fourth country to land on the moon. A day before the expected landing, ISRO had confirmed that the mission was on track and would attempt a landing as planned.
The task is on schedule.
The system is undergoing periodic checks.
The smooth sailing continues.
Mission Operations Center (MOX) is full of energy and excitement!
A live broadcast of the MOX/ISTRAC landing operation begins at 17:20. IST… pic.twitter.com/Ucfg9HAvrY
— Indian Space Research Organization (@isro) August 22, 2023
India has high hopes for the Chandrayaan-3 mission, especially after the partial success of its previous lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2. As the countdown to the Chandrayaan-3 landing begins, ISRO has announced that it will be live-streaming the historic event, which will begin around 5:20 pm (standard time) on August 23. Estimated time of touchdown is 6:04 p.m. (standard time).
🇮🇳Chandrayaan-3 will land on the moon around 18:04 on August 23, 2023🌖. IST.
Thank you for your well wishes and positivity!
— Indian Space Research Organization (@isro) August 20, 2023
Chandrayaan-3 moon landing: When and where to watch live
ISRO will live-stream Chandrayaan-3’s lunar landing on various social media channels.The event can be watched on ISRO Official websiteIndian Space Research Organization (ISRO) youtube channel and facebook Page organizational. The livestream will begin at 5:20 pm CST, about 30 minutes before the expected landing time.
Meanwhile, DD National TV will broadcast the landing live. Viewers can also watch the live broadcast of Chandrayaan-3’s moon landing in the following space.
Chandrayaan-3 was launched on July 14 at 2:35 pm (STD) aboard a Mark-III launch vehicle (LVM-3) from Sriharikota. If the landing is successful as planned tomorrow, India will become the first country to reach the south pole of the unknown moon.
ISRO officials previously pointed out that the mission life of the Chandrayaan-3 lander is 1 lunar day, which is equivalent to 14 Earth days. During the trip, ISRo also released several photos of the Moon taken by Chandrayaan-3.