Indian Chandrayaan-3 Space Mission Enters Moon’s Orbit

India’s Chandrayaan-3 Space Mission has finally entered the moon’s orbit, the Indian space agency said. The country’s space agency revealed that the rocket, carrying a lander named Vikram, has successfully entered the moon’s orbit.

Mission Will Land On August 23

If everything goes according to the plan, the rocket is expected to land on the moon’s surface between 23 and 24 August. The rocket will land on the moon three weeks after it was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota. The rocket will land a Vikram rover to collect data and send it back to earth for analysis.

Chandrayaan-3 Mission Only Costed $74.6M

One of the most interesting things about India’s Chandrayaan-3 Space Mission is its cost-effectiveness. The mission’s cost stood at $74.6 million, which is far cheaper than what other countries had spent on moon missions. ISRO chief S Somanath said the engineers carefully studied the data from the previous failed attempt in 2019.

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