The Chandrayaan-3 mission aims to build upon previous lunar exploration missions and expand India's knowledge in lunar research.
The spacecraft's health is reported to be normal, indicating that all systems are functioning as expected.
The successful completion of the first orbit-raising maneuver, Earthbound firing-1, is a significant achievement for the mission.
The maneuver involved firing the spacecraft's engines to impart the necessary velocity increment, allowing it to gradually climb to a higher orbit.
The Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft is now in a specific orbit with an apogee of 41,762 kilometers and a perigee of 173 kilometers.
ISTRAC/ISRO in Bengaluru played a crucial role in the successful completion of the first orbit-raising maneuver.
A higher orbit offers advantages such as a broader perspective of the lunar surface, improved communication, reduced collision risk, and enhanced safety.
Executing orbit-raising maneuvers presents challenges in accurately calculating engine burn duration, thrust levels, fuel consumption, and spacecraft stability.
Navigation and control systems play a vital role in ensuring precise trajectory adjustments and maintaining spacecraft stability during maneuvers.
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