Get mesmerized, as Chandrayaan-3 demonstrated its Lander Hazard Detection and Avoidance Camera’s efficiency by capturing four far-side images of the moon.
Chandrayaan-3 Optic’s Captured Images
As per Space.Com‘s published report, the images were released by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) via X, Twitter’s new name on August 21. The images were taken by Chandrayaan-3’s optics on August 19.
Chandrayaan-3’s camera has been created to navigate the mission’s Vikram lander to find a safe landing area as the Chandrayaan-3 plunges onto the lunar surface.
On July 14, Chandrayaan-3 dove into a highly elliptical Earth orbit as it slowly steps up its orbit before launching itself to the moon’s track.
On August 5, Chandrayaan-3 experienced engine burns as it proceeded to the lunar orbit.
Chandrayaan-3 will be India’s third attempt to land on the moon after Chandrayaan-2 in 2019 and Chandrayaan-1 in 2009.
Chandrayaan-3’s Landing On The Moon
Chandrayaan-3 will be descending on the moon tomorrow, August 23, at around 8:34 a.m. EDT (1234 GMT and 18:04 India time).
Chandrayaan-3 is expected to land at 69.37 degrees south latitude and 32.35 degrees east longitude, near the lunar south pole.