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Chandrayaan-3’s Moon Landing: What is the “20 Minutes of Terror” for India?- Explained

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Shillong, August 23: India is all set to face one of the most terrifying twenty minutes when the Vikram lander goes in to attempt a soft landing on the moon’s south surface in the evening.

India’s Chandrayaan-3 is all set to create history as it will attempt to soft land the Vikram Lander with the Pragyaan rover near the moon’s south pole surface. This last twenty-minute journey is being described as twenty minutes of terror.

Chandrayaan 3 mission on schedule: All you need to know

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter On Tuesday, the Chandrayaan-3 mission is right on schedule. “Systems are undergoing regular checks, and smooth sailing is continuing”.

A video of pictures of the moon captured by the Lander Position Detection Camera (LPDC) from an altitude of about 70 km was also shared.

Also Read: Chandrayaan 3 Moon Soft Landing Live Streaming, Telecast: When and Where to Watch it Live 

“LPDC images assist the Lander Module in determining its position (latitude and longitude) by matching them against an onboard moon reference map,” it said.

Chandrayaan 3 lunar landing to be postponed?

According to a senior ISRO scientist, the space agency will go ahead with plans to land only if conditions on the day are favourable,” or else a fresh attempt will be made on August 27.

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