Chandrayaan-3 Lander Camera Captures Detailed Earth and Moon Snapshots.
The Chandrayaan-3 mission spacecraft is currently enroute to the Moon, capturing captivating snapshots of moon and other space neighbors along the way.
The India, space agency ‘ISRO’ recently unveiled two striking images taken during this mission, showing an enhanced lunar view with rugged terrain.
One of the released images showcases the Moon’s surface with complex detail, revealing a multitude of craters, including Aristarchus, Eddington, Pythagoras, and the expansive Oceanus Procellarum.
This image was captured on August 6 by the Lander Horizontal Velocity Camera (LHVC) aboard Chandrayaan-3.
In addition to that, ISRO also shared a snapshot of Earth, taken by the Lander Imager (LI) Camera on July 14. This unique perspective serves as a reminder of the spacecraft’s remarkable journey.
As Chandrayaan-3 mission edges closer to its lunar destination, ISRO executed a crucial orbital adjustment, reducing the spacecraft’s orbit to 174 km x 1437 km. This strategic adjustment brings Chandrayaan-3 even closer to the Moon’s surface, setting the stage for its upcoming phases.
On the horizon, Chandrayaan-3 is in prepared state for a significant sequence of events. It is scheduled to enter a 100 km circular orbit around the Moon on August 16.
On August 17, the Vikram lander and Pragyan rover, which make up the landing module, will separate from the propulsion module. And on August 23, the highly anticipated Vikram lander touchdown into the lunar surface is expected.