Chandrayaan-3 Lift-Off Recorded From Plane Window, Spectacular Video Goes Viral
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Chandrayaan-3, India’s third moon mission, was successfully launched at 2.35 p.m. on Friday on a Launch Vehicle Mark-3 (LVM-3) rocket from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota. The major accomplishment has brought congratulations from all across the world, making every Indian proud.
Millions of ecstatic spectators applauded on the rocket’s ascension throughout the historic launch.
Social media was flooded with videos of the launch as people watched the countdown and departure on their phones and televisions.
From the window of a flight from Chennai to Dhaka, the liftoff was also captured on camera.
Dr. P. V. Venkitakrishnan, Director (Retired), ISRO Materials, and Rocket Manufacturing Expert, posted the video on Twitter.
Launch of Chandrayan 3 from flight. Sometime after takeoff from Chennai to Dhaka flight, pilot announced to watch this historical event pic.twitter.com/Kpf39iciRD
— Dr. P V Venkitakrishnan (@DrPVVenkitakri1) July 15, 2023
The video has accumulated tens of thousands of views and many likes since it was posted, and the passenger’s photography skills have astounded many internet users.
The landing of Chandrayaan-3 is scheduled for August 23, however it is anticipated that the trip to the moon will take about a month. It will run for one lunar day after landing, which is equivalent to 14 days on Earth. 14 days on Earth are equivalent to one day on the Moon.
Chandrayaan-3, India’s third lunar exploration mission, will make India the fourth nation after the United States, China, and Russia to land a spacecraft on the moon’s surface and show off the nation’s prowess for a secure and gentle landing.
The Chandrayaan-2 mission encountered difficulties during its soft landing on the lunar surface in 2019 and was ultimately determined to have failed its primary mission objectives. Chandrayaan-3 is the ISRO’s follow-up attempt.
After the orbit-raising maneuvers, Chandrayaan-3 will be put into the lunar transfer trajectory. In the upcoming weeks, it will arrive to the Moon after traveling more than 300,000 kilometers. We shall learn more about the Moon’s surface thanks to scientific instruments.
The lander, rover, and propulsion module aboard Chandrayaan-3 are all in working order. It is about 3,900 kilograms in weight.