- The TLI is slated to launch on August 1st, 2023.
- The spacecraft will be launched towards the Moon by this manoeuvre.
- The spacecraft should reach an orbit of 1,27,609 km by 236 km.
The fifth and last Earth-bound orbit-raising manoeuvre of Chandrayaan-3, India’s third lunar exploration mission, was successfully conducted, constituting an important step in the project’s ascent to the moon.
This achievement was reported by the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) on Tuesday, paving the way for the next Trans-Lunar Injection (TLI).
The TLI, which is due to launch on August 1, 2023, is an important phase of the mission. This action will launch the spacecraft towards the Moon and signal the start of its lunar mission.
In order to boost its altitude and separation from Earth, Chandrayaan-3, which was launched on July 14 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, has been executing a series of orbit-raising manoeuvres.
The spacecraft has been successfully positioned for lunar insertion thanks to these manoeuvres. Chandrayaan-3 is made up of three modules: propulsion, lander, and rover, as opposed to Chandrayaan-2, which also carried an orbiter in addition to Vikram and Pragyan (the rover).
The Chandrayaan-3 mission aims to show off end-to-end competence in safe lunar landing and wandering.
The Chandrayaan-3 mission’s three primary goals are to land a lander on the Moon’s surface safely and softly, observe and demonstrate the rover’s ability to loiter on the Moon, and conduct in-situ scientific experiments over the course of one lunar day of operation (roughly equivalent to 14 Earth days).
In 2023, a number of brand-new missions will travel towards the moon, including Chandrayaan-3. The Chandrayaan-3 project has further ambitions that could involve a collaboration with Japan’s space agency to investigate the lunar poles in 2025.