Chandrayaan-3 Mission Update: Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter and Ch-3 Lander Module Establish Two-Way Communication

Bengaluru, August 21, 2023 – In a significant development for India’s space exploration efforts, the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter has formally welcomed the Chandrayaan-3 (Ch-3) lander module (LM), marking a crucial step towards the upcoming lunar landing.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) confirmed that a two-way communication link has been successfully established between the orbiter and the lander module, enabling seamless information exchange.

The Chandrayaan-3 mission has captured the attention of the nation and the global space community alike, and the recent progress brings the endeavor one step closer to its goal of a successful lunar landing. The establishment of reliable communication between the orbiter and the lander module is a vital aspect of the mission, ensuring that critical data and commands can be exchanged without interruption.

One of the notable updates is the expansion of the Mission Operations Complex (MOX) infrastructure to accommodate more routes for communication between the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter and the Chandrayaan-3 lander module. This enhancement is expected to bolster the redundancy and reliability of the communication link, minimizing the risk of disruptions during the mission’s critical phases.

Furthermore, ISRO has announced that the live telecast of the anticipated landing event will commence at 17:20 Hours Indian Standard Time (IST). This broadcast is expected to provide a riveting view of the momentous landing attempt, allowing viewers to witness the culmination of years of preparation and effort by the dedicated teams at ISRO.

Commenting on the mission’s progress, Dr. K. Sivan, the former director of ISRO, stated,

Last time after the landing process, we had gone through the data…Based on that, corrective measures have been taken. Not only that, we did something more than what we corrected. Wherever the margins are less, we enhanced those margins…Based on the lessons we learned from Chandrayaan 2, the system is going with more ruggedness…

— Former ISRO Chairman K. Sivan

This emphasis on learning from past experiences and refining the mission approach underscores ISRO’s commitment to continuous improvement and innovation.

With the combined expertise of ISRO’s scientists, engineers, and technicians, the Chandrayaan-3 mission is poised to make a significant contribution to lunar exploration. As the nation eagerly awaits the live telecast of the landing event, hopes are high for a successful outcome that will further solidify India’s position in the global space exploration arena.


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