Chandrayaan-3 mission’s lander ‘Vikram’ chose a relatively flat area to land on the lunar surface, as shown in images captured by its camera.
A part of Chandrayaan-3’s landing site was shown in these images taken by the Landing Imager camera after landing, soon after Vikram successfully reached the Moon with its four landing legs. “A leg and its accompanying shadow have also been sighted,” ISRO said.
“Chandrayaan-3 chose a relatively flat area on the lunar surface,” the space agency said.
It also said that a communication link was established between the lander and the space agency’s Mission Operations Complex (MOX) here. MOX is located on the ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC).
ISRO also released the pictures taken by the lander Horizontal Velocity Camera during landing on the lunar surface.
The lander module of the Chandrayaan-3 mission landed on the lunar surface on Wednesday.
The lander and rover are designed to operate for the duration of one lunar day (about 14 Earth days).
The lander has several sensors to ensure a safe touchdown, including an accelerometer, altimeter, Doppler velometer, inclinometer, touchdown sensor, and a suite of cameras for hazard avoidance and situational awareness.
The lander carries the rover in a compartment with a ramp for deployment on the lunar surface.
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first published: 23 August 2023 | 11:14 PM First