All set to initiate the Automatic Landing Sequence (ALS), the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) said hours before it’s third liunar mission Chandrayaan-3 will attempt to land on the Moon.
“Awaiting the arrival of Lander Module
(LM) at the designated point, around 17:44 hrs IST,” Isro said on X, formerly Twitter.
“Upon receiving the ALS command, the LM activates the throttleable engines for powered descent. The mission operations team will keep confirming the sequential execution of commands,” it said.
Parents of ISRO scientist Sudhanshu Kumar, who is a part of Chandrayaan3 team, offer prayers at their home in Bihar’s Gaya for the successful landing of of India’s third lunar mission.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in South Africa to attend the BRICS Summit, will today virtually witness the landing attempt of India’s moon mission – Chandrayaan3.