Ahead of the historic first landing, Chandrayaan-3 provides additional images of the moon’s far side
On Monday, the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) published some breathtaking images of the Moon. Before its maiden historic landing, Chandrayaan-3, Isro’s ambitious lunar mission, took these pictures with the Lander Hazard Detection and Avoidance Camera (LPDC). “Here are the photographs of the Lunar far side area captured by the Lander Hazard Detection and Avoidance Camera,” Isro wrote in a tweet when sharing the images. SAC/ISRO developed this camera to aid in finding a secure landing place free of boulders or deep holes during the descent.
Chandrayaan-3, which was launched on July 14 from Sriharikota, India’s Satish Dhawan Space Center, entered the Moon’s orbit on August 5.Chandrayaan-3, which was launched on July 14 from Sriharikota, India’s Satish Dhawan Space Center, entered the Moon’s orbit on August 5. The rover’s safe landing on the lunar surface and in-situ chemical analysis are the main goals of the spacecraft. This mission comes after Chandrayaan-2’s unsuccessful landing attempt in 2019.