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India's Chandrayaan-3 Spacecraft Successfully Enter The Orbit Of The Moon

On Saturday, India's Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft successfully enter the orbit of the Moon. This achievement marked the nation's second effort at a cost-effective uncrewed lunar landing.

Kenzo Norman
Aug 06, 2023928 Shares38650 Views
On Saturday, India's Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft successfully enter the orbit of the Moon. This achievement marked the nation's second effort at a cost-effective uncrewed lunar landing. In the year 2019, the previous attempt was doomed to failure since ground control lost contact just a few moments before landing.
Chandrayaan-1 was the first spacecraft to make history when it purposefully crashed into the south pole of the moon in 2008, achieving an unplanned landing in the process. Likewise, when Chandrayaan-2 attempted to do a controlled landing in 2019, it most likely met with the same unfortunate outcome. Notable accomplishments include successful controlled lunar landings conducted by Russia, the United States of America, and China.

India's Lunar Mission Chandrayaan-3 Enters Moon's Orbit

What Is Known About The Chandrayaan-3

The most recent space mission of the Indian aerospace program, which is referred to as "Mooncraft" in Sanskrit, was "successfully inserted into the lunar orbit," as was declared by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on Saturday. This accomplishment occurred around three weeks after the vessel was initially put into service.
The mission is scheduled to touch down on the moon between August 23 and 24, providing that all goes according to plan. The major objective of the mission is to get imagery from the relatively untouched and unexplored lunar south pole, which is hidden from view from Earth. It is remarkable that the trip will only cost $74.6 million (roughly €67.66 million), which is a significant amount less than what other nations have allotted for comparable lunar missions.
The cost-effectiveness of India's space program can be attributed to a combination of drawing inspiration from existing technology and benefiting from the relatively cheaper pay for highly skilled engineers. Both of these factors contribute to India's position as a global leader in the space industry. Beginning with the country's maiden mission to place a spacecraft in lunar orbit in 2008, India's comparatively low-cost space program has experienced tremendous progress over the course of several years.
In addition, India reached another significant benchmark in 2014 when it became the first nation in Asia to successfully launch a satellite into an orbit that encompassed Mars.
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