10 Incredible Things You Didn't Know About Chandrayaan-3's Risky Space Mission


The success of Chandrayaan-3 rests on a carefully planned move – slowing down the spacecraft to let the moon's gravity pull it into a steady lunar orbit.

1. Mission's Crucial Moment

If the moon's gravity doesn't capture Chandrayaan-3, trouble awaits. The spacecraft might collide with the moon or be flung away by Earth's pull.

2. Battle of Gravitational Forces

Picture the spacecraft in an elliptical orbit around Earth, swinging between the nearest point (perigee) and the farthest (apogee).

3. Orbiting Adventure

Both the moon's pull and Earth's force impact Chandrayaan-3. Too close to the moon could spell disaster, while being too far might mean escaping its grip.

4. Tug of Moon and Earth

Without Earth's hold, the spacecraft could drift off into space, striking a delicate balance between falling and escaping.

5. Drifting into Space

Trying to regain control after a failure involves precise calculations to avoid crashing into the moon or Earth.

6. The Tricky Journey Back

Running out of fuel post-failure might end Chandrayaan-3's journey, unable to get back into lunar orbit.

7. Running on Empty

Staying in the radiation-filled vacuum of space for long could cause the spacecraft's tools to malfunction.

8. Battle with Space Elements

A Japanese spacecraft's failed entry into Venus's orbit due to an engine glitch teaches us an important lesson.

9. Learning from Akatsuki

Japan's Akatsuki spacecraft got a second chance and achieved success with careful analysis and adjustments.

10. A Second Shot

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