The lander module of the Chandrayaan 3 mission is orbiting at a distance of just 25 to 150 kilometers from the lunar surface. According to ISRO, the second and final deboosting maneuver of Chandrayaan-3 has been successfully done and now the wait is on August 23, when India will create history with a soft landing on the lunar surface and will become the fourth country in the world to do so. So far only America, Russia and China have succeeded in soft landing on the lunar surface. Not only this, India can be the first country to make a successful landing on the south pole of the moon.
ISRO says that the lander module consisting of lander (Vikram) and rover (Pragyan) is expected to land on the lunar surface on August 23 at 6.04 pm. Earlier, ISRO had said that the module will land on the lunar surface on August 23 at 5.47 pm. At the same time, Luna-25 was to land on the lunar surface on August 21, two days before Vikram’s landing.