Chandrayaan 3: Fourth process of orbital change successfully completed, know where Chandrayaan-3 has reached now

Chandrayaan 3: The fourth change of orbit (Earth Bound Orbit Maneuver) of India’s much-awaited mission Chandrayaan-3 was successfully completed on Thursday. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said that Chandrayaan-3 is progressing successfully on its mission. Now the next firing is planned on July 25 between 2 pm and 3 pm.

Earlier on July 15, Chandrayaan-3 successfully entered the first orbit of the Earth. Subsequently, Chandrayaan successfully entered the second Earth orbit on July 17 and the third Earth orbit on July 18. Chandrayaan 3 was then in Earth orbit at a distance of 51400 km x 228 km from Earth.

When was Chandrayaan-3 launched?

The mission took off from the Sriharikota center at 2:35 pm on July 14 and will land on the moon on August 23 or 24 if all goes well as planned. The mission is being sent to a part of the moon known as the dark side of the moon. This part does not face the Earth so it is called the dark side of the Moon.

Why is our mission taking so long?

The distance between Earth and Moon is thus only four days. After covering a certain distance, Chandrayaan has to complete the onward journey alone. With the use of jumbo rockets, the missions of countries like China and Russia were reached in two to four days. China and America spend more than Rs.1000 crores on this mission. But ISRO’s rockets are launched for 500-600 crores. In fact, ISRO does not have any rocket powerful enough to take the spacecraft directly into lunar orbit.

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Why Chandrayaan-3 journey is special?

The mission is currently on its own journey to the moon, which is very special. Chandrayaan-3 was earlier launched by ISRO’s ‘Baahubali’ rocket LVM3. In fact, boosters or powerful rockets fly alongside the craft to escape Earth’s gravity. If you want to go straight to the moon, you’ll need a bigger and more powerful rocket. It also requires more fuel, which directly affects the project budget. That is, if we determine the distance of the Moon directly from the Earth, we will have to spend more. NASA does the same. But ISRO’s Moon mission is cheaper because it does not send Chandrayaan directly to the Moon.

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