Indian spacecraft to land on the Moon tomorrow; Russia explains why Luna-25 crashed; Chandrayaan 3 Live Updates
LIVE Chandrayaan-3 updates: Legislators must support the mission, according to Sanjay Raut of the Shiv Sena.
Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut spoke about the Chandrayaan 3 mission and said, "It has major implications for the nation. Politics shouldn't be involved here. Our scientists have been working very hard on this topic for years. They are deserving of every praise... Our responsibility is to help them (scientists), regardless of the Congress or BJP government."
Luna-25 vs. Chandrayaan-3: Why did it crash? Russia clarifies
The Luna-25 spacecraft crashed onto the moon on Monday when its engines failed to shut down properly, according to the president of Russia's space agency, who also cited the country's prolonged hiatus from lunar exploration as a contributing factor. The spacecraft's engines were turned on over the weekend to place Luna-25 into a "pre-landing orbit," but they failed to shut down properly, causing the lander to crash onto the moon, according to Yury Borisov, director general of Roscosmos.
Aiming to become the first spacecraft to touch down on the south pole of the moon, where experts believe significant amounts of frozen water and rare materials may reside, the unmanned Luna-25 was due to land on Monday.
LIVE updates on the Chandrayaan-3 landing: The Chandrayaan-3 lander module was formally greeted by the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter.
The ISRO claimed that two-way communication has been established between the two.
Updates for Chandrayaan 3 live | What is ISRO's backup plan for "unfavourable conditions"?
It was announced on Monday by Nilesh M. Desai, Director of the ISRO's Space Applications Centre in Ahmedabad, that the space agency would decide whether or not it would be appropriate to land Chandrayaan-3 two hours ahead of schedule. "We will land the module on the Moon on August 27 if any unfavourable circumstances arise. There should be no issues, and on August 23 we will be able to land the module "But, he continued.
Live coverage of Chandrayaan-3: Is a moon landing possible? According to ISRO scientists,
"We will decide on August 23 whether or not it will be appropriate to land Chandrayaan-3 on the Moon at that time based on the state of the lander module and the lunar environment. We will land the module on the Moon on August 27 if any unfavourable circumstances arise. There should be no issues, and on August 23 we will be able to land the module "said Nilesh M. Desai, director of the ISRO's Ahmedabad space applications centre.
Chandrayaan 3 LIVE Updates | A look at the most important discoveries made by Chandrayaan-1 and Chandrayaan-2 as Chandrayaan-3 prepares to descend on the Moon
Another significant step in India's moon mission is about to be taken. On August 23, Chandrayaan-3 is expected to make its historic Lunar landing. Indian Space Research Organization predicts that the powered descent will begin at 5.45 IST and that touchdown will occur around 6.05 IST (ISRO).
It is worthwhile to consider the results of ISRO's past lunar missions, Chandrayaan-1 and Chandrayaan-2, as anticipation for this momentous occasion grows.