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Chandrayaan-3 Mission:All set to initiate the Automatic Landing Sequence (ALS)



Chandrayaan-3 Moon Landing Today: From launch in July to finally attempting landing on Moon, India's third lunar mission has covered a long way. ISRO's Vikram Lander Module will land around 6:04 pm on moon today. Later, it will release the Pragyan rover.


The real test of the mission will begin at the last leg of the landing. Prior to 20 minutes before landing, ISRO will initiate Automatic Landing Sequence (ALS). It will enable Vikram LM to take charge and use its on-board computers and logic to identify a favourable spot and make a soft-landing on the lunar surface.


Experts say that the final 15 to 20 minutes will be highly crucial for the success of the mission when Chandrayaan-3's Vikram lander will make its soft landing. Indians throughout the country and across the world are praying for Chandrayaan-3 Landing today.


Given the history of India's second lunar mission, which failed during the last 20 minutes before landing, ISRO is extra-cautious this time in the process. Due to high risk to the spacecraft minutes before moon landing, the duration is dubbed by many as "20 or 17 minutes of terror". During this phase, the whole process will become autonomous, where Vikram lander has to ignite its own engines at the right times and altitudes.


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