Bengaluru: Scientists of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on Thursday successfully completed the fourth exercise of lifting ‘Chandrayaan-3’ into the Moon’s orbit. This work was done here from ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC). The space agency said that the next such exercise is planned to be done between 2 pm and 3 pm on July 25.
It said that India has brought Chandrayaan-3 closer to the moon on the occasion of International Moon Day. Chandrayaan-3 was launched on 14 July. ISRO chief S Somnath had earlier said, “…the spacecraft is on its way to the moon. In the next few days, it (the task of landing the lander on the lunar surface) will be done.” He said this in the inaugural address of the Space Science Technology and Awareness Training (START) Program 2023.
“I am sure that as far as science is concerned, you will achieve something very important through this (Chandrayaan-3) mission,” he said. The lander is planned to land on the lunar surface on August 23.