Bengaluru, August 14, 2023.

Chandrayaan-3 ventured closer to the lunar surface on Monday with another successful maneuver of the spacecraft by ISRO, the national space agency said.

The Bengaluru-headquartered space agency said the spacecraft has now achieved a “near-circular orbit” around the Moon.

Post its launch on July 14, Chandrayaan-3, the country’s ambitious third Moon mission, had entered into lunar orbit on August 5, following which two orbit reduction maneuvers were carried out on the spacecraft on August 6 and 9.