Indian Space Mission sends first images of Moon | Video

India’s Chandrayaan-3 space mission is scheduled to land on the Moon’s unexplored South Pole on August 23. Chandran sent the first satellite images Taken during successful insertion into lunar orbit.

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has released a short video Its web page shows the moon’s surface, cratered, while the unmanned mission begins its orbit around the satellite.

“The Moon as seen during Lunar Orbit Insertion (LOI) by Chandrayaan-3 on August 5, 2023,” the official mission account tweeted.

ISRO has successfully launched a spacecraft into lunar orbit for the third time in a row after successfully orbiting Mars once.

HoweverISRO’s last mission to the moon in 2019 ended in failure The spacecraft, known as Chandrayaan-2, crashed into the lunar surface during landing due to technical problems in deceleration during landing.

The successor to that mission is Chandrayaan-3, which was launched on July 14 from the center at Sriharikota in the southeastern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

The objective of the mission is to land a ship formed by a lander and an explorer. Collects data on scientific experiments and the satellite’s mineral composition The presence of water at the south pole of the Moon is a hitherto unexplored region.

If successful, India will become the fourth country to touch Earth’s satellite. After USA, Russia and China.

The scheduled landing date for this mission is August 23, ISRO said.

These achievements of the Indian space program are emphasized when one takes into account that the Indian Department of Space (DoS), which is responsible for ISRO, has a budget of about $1.5 billion this year compared to $26 billion for NASA, which is not constrained by limited resources. From acquiring a favorable reputation the Indian system.

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