The orbit of chandrayaan-3 mission's lander module has been reduced by ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation). Also, ISRO has updated that it is expected for chandrayaan-3 to touch down on the surface of the moon by August 23, around 6:04pm.
The two way communication between Ch-2 orbitter and Ch-3 LM has been established successfully. ISRO has shared the real time images of the moon captured by the Lander Position Detection Camera (LPDC) taken from an altitude of about 70km on August 19, 2023. LPDC images have assisted the Lander Module in determining its position i.e, latitude and longitude by matching them against an onboard moon reference map.
The internal checks have been made on the lander and before the final landing, sunrise will be awaited at the designated landing site. A big moment in Indian History to be discovered as India will be the fourth country to land a soft landing in close proximity to the lunar south pole unlike all previous spacecraft that landed a few degrees south or north of the lunar equator. ISRO aims to become first to conclusively discover the evidence of water on the Moon, as well as explore the lunar south pole.
Chandrayaan-3 landing Live Streaming in Schools
The landing of Chandrayaan-3 will be live streamed in Uttar Pradesh schools and madrasas. The Uttar Pradesh government has directed that officials at all schools make plans to live stream Chandrayaan-3's landing for school students.
Live telecast of Landing event begins at 17:20Hrs. IST on
ISRO website: https://isro.gov.in
And DD National TV channel