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Vikram looks for a secure landing area on the moon

With the Chandrayaan-3 lunar lander, India attempts to reach the moon

Introduction

India’s lunar lander and rover are scheduled to make a soft landing on the polar region of the Moon on August 23, 2023. Days before the mission’s final descent, scientists are carefully examining the precise location where Chandrayaan-3 entered the lunar orbit. Will the lander Vikram and the rover Pragyan make a successful landing? Since a problem wrecked the lander and rover in India’s second Moon mission four years ago. Space observers are concerned about this subject.

Indian Space Research Organisation

The Chandrayaan-3 lander has started mapping the landing region. And capturing pictures with its “hazard detection and avoidance” camera. According to the Indian Space Research Organization (Isro), which reported this on Monday morning. Chandrayaan-3 is scheduled to touch down on Wednesday at 18:04 India time (12:34 GMT).

Isro noted that they will be helped “in locating a safe landing area. Without boulders or deep trenches” by the black-and-white photographs transmitted by this camera. The far side of the moon is the side that faces away from the Earth. It is sometimes referred to as “the dark side of the moon” due to the scant information that is currently available about it. According to scientists, landing there can be challenging. After thoroughly inspecting 20 potential landing locations in the polar zone. Scientists have finally decided on one. Considering the lessons learned from the Chandrayaan-2 mission. They took special effort to refine the lander and rover designs.

With the launch of Chandrayaan-3. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is aiming to complete a successful soft landing on the Moon. The fully ready to land on the moon on August 23, the spacecraft is fully ready. India is on course to join the United States, Russia, and China. As the fourth country in the world to accomplish this extraordinary feat thanks to this effort. Effective launch of the mission took place on July 14 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, using the GSLV Mark 3 (LVM 3) heavy-lift launch vehicle. Come August 23, it is prepared to land on the surface of the moon. India has already made two attempts to execute a careful landing on the surface of the Moon, during its third lunar voyage.

Physical Research Laboratory

The landing spot is now visible in Ahmedabad thanks to experts at the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) and the Space Application Centre. They show that the location is roughly 630 km from the south pole of the moon. The landing zone’s core is level, while all sides have mild slopes. The research conducted by his team describes the surface parameters. That Vikram and Pragyan will probably experience upon landing. And including the area terrain, lighting, geomorphology, and temperature. In order to find locations where more than 90% of the land will remain in the sun. For 11 days after the sun sets. The researchers sought for sites with slopes of less than 10 degrees.

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