The Indian space agency (ISRO)has unveiled a fresh series of Moon images, captured from a distance of 70 kilometres by India’s ambitious lunar endeavour, Chandrayaan-3. These visuals were taken by a dedicated camera, responsible for guiding the lander during its upcoming historic touchdown.(Chandrayaan-3 Lunar Mission)
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has also shared an update on the mission, accompanying the newly released Moon images.
“Chandrayaan-3 Mission: Progress is on track. Systems are regularly undergoing checks, ensuring a smooth journey forward. The Mission Operations Complex (MOX) is brimming with energy and anticipation,” the announcement stated.
Taken on Saturday, the images were acquired by the Lander Position Detection Camera (LPDC) at an altitude of around 70 kilometers. This camera plays a vital role in assisting the lander module in determining its precise position by cross-referencing it with an onboard lunar reference map, as outlined by ISRO.
The live broadcast of the landing operations is set to commence at 5:20 pm tomorrow, as per ISRO.
In a recent development, ISRO shared images from the Moon’s far side, displaying some of its notable craters. These images were captured by a camera aiding the Vikram lander in identifying a safe landing spot.
Anticipated to occur at 6:04 pm on Wednesday, the lander is projected to touch down in the Moon’s southern polar region. Should this endeavour succeed, India will join the ranks of the United States, Russia, and China as the fourth nation to accomplish this remarkable feat