Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is on the verge of making history with the Chandrayaan-3 mission.

This exciting event is set to unfold today, August 23, 2023, as Chandrayaan-3 is all geared up to touch down on the moon’s surface at around 6.04 pm IST.

The last fifteen minutes are vital because they determine the success or failure of the mission

During this time, the lander performs a technical maneuver to transition from horizontal motion to a controlled vertical descent for landing.

“Fifteen minutes of terror” refers to the nerve-wracking final phase of the moon mission, where the outcome is uncertain. It was famously coined by ISRO Chairman Dr. K Sivan to describe the intense tension during this critical period.

Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram lander faced challenges in switching to a vertical position during its final phase

Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram lander faced challenges in switching to a vertical position during its final phase

Where can I watch the live coverage of Chandrayaan-3’s moon landing?

The live streaming of Chandrayaan-3’s moon landing will be available on ISRO’s official website (isro.gov.in), as well as on ISRO’s YouTube channel and Facebook page

What is the expected impact of Chandrayaan-3’s success

Chandrayaan-3’s success would mark a significant achievement for India’s space exploration efforts, further solidifying the nation’s prowess in the field and inspiring advancements in space technology.

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