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BENGALURU: India’s lunar exploration endeavour, the Chandrayaan 3 mission has achieved a milestone as it successfully completed the orbit phase, marking a crucial step towards its goals.
A meticulously executed manoeuvre has resulted in the spacecraft attaining a near-circular orbit, with dimensions of 150 km x 177 km.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced that the precise manoeuvre, conducted with precision and expertise, has laid the foundation for the next operation in the mission’s timeline. The upcoming operation is scheduled for August 16.
GSLV Mark 3 (LVM 3), a heavy-lift launch vehicle that successfully launched the Chandrayaan-3 satellite, underwent a planned orbit lowering manoeuvre on August 6, according to ISRO, putting it closer to the moon.