Chandrayaan enters moon orbit: ‘Feeling lunar gravity’

New Delhi, August 07, 2023.

Chandrayaan-3, aiming to become the first Indian spacecraft to make a soft landing on the moon, entered the lunar orbit on Saturday evening, completing another milestone in its journey.

This means that the spacecraft which had been moving towards the moon for the last five days — since it emerged out of its earth-bound orbit — has now begun to circle around the moon.

“MOX, ISTRAC, this is Chandrayaan-3. I am feeling lunar gravity,” said a tweet from ISRO on Saturday evening, putting words to what must only be an electronic signal from the spacecraft to the Mission Operations Complex (MOX) at the ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC).