Chandrayaan-3: ISRO says deboosting operation of Lander Module orbit successful

Deboosting operation to descend the Lander Module (LM) to a lower orbit of the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft was successfully performed at 1600 hrs on Friday, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced.

An image of Chandrayaan 3 as posted on X by ISRO. Photo Courtesy: ISRO X page

The Orbit of LM, which got separated from the Propulsion Module (PM) on Thursday, was now reduced to 113 km x 157 km.

The second deboosting operation is scheduled for August 20 early morning around 0200 hrs.

The health of the LM is normal.

In a post on 'X' (formerly known as Twitter), ISRO said Chandrayaan-3 Mission said: "The Lander Module (LM) health is normal."

"LM successfully underwent a deboosting operation that reduced its orbit to 113 km x 157 km," the tweet said.

"The second deboosting operation is scheduled for August 20, 2023, around 0200 hrs IST," ISRO said.