The craft’s computers, equipped with sophisticated guidance and control navigation systems, will hold the reins. Mission scientists at the ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) in Bengaluru
Sensors: The Craft’s Eyes and Ears Imagine driving blindfolded. Not so easy, right? Similarly, for Chandrayaan-3’s soft landing, sensors are like its keen eyes and sharp ears
These sensors, studded in the lander, will calculate crucial information as the craft goes from 30 km above the Moon’s surface to just 7.42 km in the first 10 minutes of the nail-biting landing.
Behind all this high-tech wizardry is artificial intelligence (AI). This clever system helps navigate and control the lander. It’s like having a super-smart co-pilot who ensures the craft is in the perfect position for a gentle touchdown.
It’s designed to play it safe even if some sensors fail. As long as the engines work, the lander’s got this. It’s engineered to handle multiple hiccups and still manage a smooth vertical landing.
Chandrayaan-3 can touch down at speeds of up to 10.8 km per hour, while the ideal speed is around 7.2 km per hour.
It’s like a ballet dancer landing gracefully. Plus, the lander can even handle a tilt of up to 12 degrees and still land without a scratch.