You’re welcome friend! Chandrayaan-2 orbiter set up two-way communication between Chandrayaan-3

You’re welcome friend!  Chandrayaan-2 orbiter set up two-way communication between Chandrayaan-3

Chandrayaan 3 (Chandrayaan-3) is in the last phase of its journey. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said that India’s latest moon lander has set up communication with the orbiter of the Chandrayaan-2 mission, which has been orbiting the moon since 2019. You’re welcome friend! Chandrayaan-2 orbiter said to the lander that was carried by Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft this year.

ISRO tweeted

According to the news, ISRO tweeted on Monday that two-way communication has been established between the two. According to the news of IANS, the Indian space agency also said that the Mission Operations Complex now has more routes to communicate with the lander. In other words, the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter will be a backup communication channel for ISRO with the lander.


Propulsion Module System Testing

The Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft consists of a propulsion module (weighing 2,148 kg), a lander (1,723.89 kg) and a Rover (26 kgs) is included. Recently, the lander module separated from the propulsion module and the propulsion module is also orbiting the Moon at an altitude of 25 km x 134 km. ISRO is checking the propulsion module system. According to the news, sunrise will be awaited at the designated landing site. 

ISRO had said, the powered descent is expected to start on August 23, 2023 at around 17:45. The primary communication channel for the Chandrayaan-3 propulsion module will be the ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC), Mission Operations Complex in Bengaluru which in turn will talk to the lander and rover.

< strong>Landing time is fixed

According to ISRO, the lander is expected to step down near the south pole of the Moon on August 23, 2023 at around 6:04 pm . The lander will land on the moon from a height of about 100 km from the lunar surface. The main objective of India’s third moon mission (Chandrayaan-3) costing about Rs 600 crore is soft landing of the lander on the moon. After soft landing, the six-wheeled rover will eject and perform experiments on the lunar surface for a duration of one lunar day which is equal to 14 Earth days.

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