Chandrayaan-3 successfully established connection with chandrayaan-2 : welcome buddy

Chandrayaan-3 successfully established connection with chandrayaan-2 : welcome buddy

In a significant step forward, the Chandrayaan-3 mission's lander module has successfully connected with the Chandrayaan-2 lunar orbiter, marking a crucial development before its planned lunar landing on Wednesday. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) shared that the orbiter greeted the lander with a warm "welcome, buddy."

Imaginary landing on the moon

The Chandrayaan-2 orbiter, which has been orbiting the Moon for the past four years following its earlier mission's challenges in landing, played a pivotal role in pinpointing a secure landing site for Chandrayaan-3. Additionally, it is now prepared to facilitate seamless communication between the upcoming lander and ground stations.

Isro post on X (Twitter) " ‘Welcome, buddy!’
Ch-2 orbiter formally welcomed Ch-3 LM.
Two-way communication between the two is established. 
MOX has now more routes to reach the LM. 
Update: Live telecast of Landing event begins at 17:20 Hrs. IST. "

Photo: 'X' (Twitter)

To achieve this, the Chandrayaan-3 mission has configured a clever communication network. The lander will transmit data to the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter, which will then relay the information to ISRO's ground stations. This ingenious approach ensures a robust and efficient flow of data back to Earth.

ISRO Chairman S Somanath highlighted the well-functioning status of the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter, confirming its pivotal role in the upcoming mission. He explained that even in the unlikely event of any hiccups with the orbiter's performance, the Chandrayaan-3 lander is fully equipped to communicate directly with Earth.

This synchronized interplay between the Chandrayaan-3 lander, Chandrayaan-2 orbiter, and Earth stations demonstrates ISRO's expertise in mission planning and execution. With this collaborative approach, the Chandrayaan-3 mission is poised to achieve its scientific goals while contributing valuable insights to lunar exploration.

The lander module of India's third lunar mission Chandrayaan-3 is expected to land on the lunar surface around 6.04 pm. 23rd August.

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