Chandrayaan-3 marks giant leap, lander successfully separates from propulsion module

The spacecraft was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota.

Everything is going fine now. There will be a series of manoeuvres until it lands (on the Moon) on 23rd August. The satellite is healthy.

Moon serves as a repository of the Earth's past and a successful lunar mission by India will help enhance life on Earth while also enabling it to explore the rest of the solar system and beyond.

The SHAPE payload onboard it would   📷 perform spectroscopic study of the Earth’s atmosphere and  📷 measure the variations in polarization from the clouds on Earth  – to accumulate signatures of Exoplanets that would qualify for our habitability!

Chandrayaan-3 was launched 34 days ago (July 14). After the initial orbit achieved soon after the launch, Chandrayaan-3 completed five Earth-bound manoeuvres between July 15 and 25, which raised its altitude to more than 1.2-lakh-km at the farthest point from Earth.