ISRO announces date and time for Chandrayaan-3 Moon landing

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced that Chandrayaan-3, its third Lunar Mission, will undergo a soft landing at 1804 hrs on Aug 23.

ISRO announces Moon landing date, and time of Chandrayaan-3. Photo Courtesy: ISRO Twitter page

The Indian space agency announced that the powered descent for soft landing will take place at 1745 hrs.

"Chandrayaan-3 is set to land on the moon on August 23, 2023, around 18:04 Hrs. IST," read a tweet posted by the space agency.

"Thanks for the wishes and positivity!" it said.

"Let’s continue experiencing the journey together with live action in ISRO Website, YouTube, Facebook and DD National TV from 1727 hrs on Aug 23, 2023," ISRO said in the tweet.


ISRO said the second deboosting operation was done at 0200 hrs early on Sunday morning and the LM would await sunrise at the designated landing site and the powered descent will commence on August 23.


After Sunday's crucial maneuver, the spacecraft was now located at about 25 km x 134 km.


In a social media post, ISRO, in an update on Chandrayaan-3 Mission, said the second and final deboosting operation has successfully reduced the LM orbit to 25 km x 134 km.


"The module would undergo internal checks and await the sun-rise at the designated landing site," ISRO said.

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