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Chandrayaan-3 changed orbit for the 5th time: now it will go towards the moon on August 1, the lander will land on the surface on August 23

ISRO scientists successfully completed the fifth and last earth bound orbit raising process of Chandrayaan-3 on Tuesday. Chandrayaan is now in an orbit of 127609 km x 236 km. This means that Chandrayaan is moving in such an elliptical orbit, whose minimum distance from the Earth is 236 km and the maximum distance is 127609 km.

Earlier on July 20, the orbit was done 71351 Km x 233 Km. Now the spacecraft will leave Earth’s orbit and head towards the Moon through a sling shot at midnight of July 31 and August 1. Will reach the Moon’s orbit on 5 August. It will land on the Moon on 23 August.

Chandrayaan-3 has Lander, Rover and Propulsion Module. The lander and rover will land on the Moon’s South Pole and conduct experiments there for 14 days. The propulsion module will study the radiation coming from the Earth by staying in the Moon’s orbit. Through this mission, ISRO will find out how earthquakes occur on the lunar surface. It will also study the lunar soil.

Chandrayaan-3’s journey so far…

On July 14, Chandrayaan-3 was launched into an orbit of 170 km x 36500 km.
The orbit was increased to 41762 km x 173 km for the first time on 15 July.
On 17 July, the orbit was increased for the second time to 41603 km x 226 km.
On 18 July, the orbit was increased for the third time to 51400 km x 228 km.
On 20 July, the orbit was increased for the fourth time to 71351 x 233 Km.
On 25 July, the orbit was increased for the fifth time to 127609 km x 236 km.
The midnight of July 31 and August 1 will leave Earth’s orbit and move towards the Moon.

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