Indian Moon Mission Reaches New Milestone

Indian Moon Mission Reaches New Milestone

The lander module of India’s lunar mission successfully separated from the propulsion module of the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft on Thursday, the Indian space agency has announced.

The Vikram lander, named after Dr. Vikram A Sarabhai considered the father of the Indian space program, will now continue its solo journey to the Moon. At the same time, the propulsion module will remain in lunar orbit for months or even years.

“Luna-25” took the first shot of the far side of the moon

“Roscosmos”: “Luna-25” took a picture of the surface of the moon with the help of the complex STS-L

MOSCOW, 17 Aug – RIA Novosti. (Auto Translate)

Interplanetary station “Luna-25” took the first pictures of the reverse side of the moon by television cameras of the STS-L complex, reported in “Roscosmos.”

“In the picture taken today at 08:23 Moscow time, the southern polar crater Seeman on the far side of the moon is captured. The coordinates of the crater center correspond to 75 degrees south latitude and 135 degrees to the western longitude,” the state corporation said.
Seeman’s crater is a unique object on the lunar surface, which is of great interest to researchers, since the height of the surrounding shaft reaches eight kilometers above the surface of the relatively flat bottom.
“The obtained images significantly complement the information currently available about this crater,” – noted in “Roscosmos.”
Фото станции Луна-25 – РИА Новости, 1920, 16.08.2023
“Roscosmos” showed a new “sew” station “Luna-25”
Yesterday, 13:14
The TV complex STS-L was established at the Institute of Space Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Also, Luna-25 conducted observations using the ADRON-LR and PML devices developed in the IKI RAS, ARIS-L and Astron Electronics.
“The streams of gamma rays and neutrons from the surface of the Moon were measured, as well as the parameters of the near-lunar space plasma and the gas-dust exosphere in the near-lunar orbit were obtained,” the corporation added.
The Soyuz 2.1b rocket with the first domestic lunar station in almost 50 years launched from the Vostochny cosmodrome at 02:11 MSK on August 11. The main goal of the mission is to explore the lunar soil for ice.
The Luna-25 automatic station was created in the Scientific and Production Association named after S. Au. The Lavochkina. It should be the first device that will gently sit in the south pole of the Moon, where a complex relief prevails. This is expected to happen on August 21.

Chandrayaan-3 mission: Two vehicles have done their job, two more to go

As the Indian lunar mission Chandrayaan-3 entered its third and final phase, the Chandrayaan-3 lunar lander has now taken over the reins of the high-profile mission. Around 1 pm IST, on Thursday (August 17), the Indian space agency ISRO announced that the Chandrayaan-3 integrated spacecraft had separated into two parts – the propulsion module and the lander module.

While the propulsion module continues to orbit the moon for a few years, the lander module is headed towards the Lunar surface, in preparation for its lunar soft-landing scheduled for August 23.


4 Responses to “Indian Moon Mission Reaches New Milestone”

  1. pete fairhurst 2 says:

    So looking at the Luna25 trajectory on that diagram then, that photo of the Earth in the previous post looks very false. Particularly if it was taken BEFORE Luna got to the moon

    If it was taken AT the moon then, the Earth should have looked 4 times BIGGER than the moon looks to us from Earth, ie massive

    If it was taken on the way to the moon then, the Earth should have looked even bigger, 5 times or more

    Incidentally, why does it now take 11 days to get to moon from earth? Neil and Buzz were supposed to have made it in just over 4 days weren’t they:
    Apollo 11, as per Wiki
    Launch: July 16, 1969, 13:32 UTC
    Moon landing: July 20, 1969, 20:17 UTC

    Amazing how space technology has regressed so badly in the last 54 years isn’t it? Everything else has got faster, “smarter”, more precise, more efficient, cheaper etc etc. But not space travel it seems. Strange that

    Moon BS is a massive “tell” isn’t it. All these opposing Governments at war on the planet all the time. But all spinning the same space BS. More strangeness

    • sovereigntea says:

      I would tend to agree the pics are also very low resolution. Alas we are not informed at what location they were taken other than the timestamps.

      Re the claimed 1969 manned Moon landings

      It is quite possible that the lander was unmanned and visited the Moon whilst Kubrick filmed the manned footage here on Earth.

      Perhaps Dornberger’s Paperclip secrets died with him.
      We will start with Larry Bell’s and Walter Dornberger’s “Gadget”. The so-called “Dornberger Gadget” as it was referred to was basically a spring electroscope. It was a simple device recovered from the ashes of Germany’s WW2 rocket program. It was brought back to the US under Project Paper Clip and experimented with by Larry Bell and Walter Dornberger at Bell Aircraft corporation way back in the 1950s.

      This was NASA’s dirty little secret. How they really got off the moon. It was impossible for a 500 lb. kick motor with only 90 seconds of the flue to lift a 3,000 lb. spacecraft up to its orbital height of 50,000 feet in 90 seconds or less. Even though the spacecraft only weighed about 1/6th of this weight on the moon or about 500 lbs its self. You would still half to reduce its weight by another 250 moon lbs in order to get a 1.5 G acceleration fast enough to go up 50,000 feet in 90 seconds or less.

      The problem was solved by Larry Bell and Walter Dornberger’s Gadget under the cover of the NASA lunar weight loss program. On the surface of the earth, the atmospheric gases would short out the effect. This is why the LM could only be tested in a full vacuum chamber or only on the surface of the moon.

      • pete fairhurst 2 says:

        Thanks sov very interesting, fascinating in fact

        I skimmed the VT article because it’s quite technical, and I’m a tad out of date

        [I put my physics books away in May 1970, on the day of my last, of 6, undergraduate physics exams. I passed but I was a disillusioned fraud really at that time. I crammed my degree in the 8 weeks before the final exams to get my 2.2. And I never opened the books again, ever

        I had already decided that a career in physics was not for me. Too many nerdy, badly socialised, geeks. And very limited options ie teach, industry [the man] or research. So I did what it took to get my “qualifications” and left. The quals did open doors later on that’s for sure]

        I found a couple of very interesting ideas in the article:

        The bell idea rang some peals for me 🙂
        I wonder if it the same bell that Joseph Farrell talks about in his “SS Brotherhood of the Bell: The Nazis’ Incredible Secret Technology”? Paperclip again. Sounds like it might be. I’ve not read his 2 books on the subject, one day maybe…

        Also “Magnetic Buoyancy”. Is this what the megalith builders used back in their day? They certainly used something that reduced the weight of the massive stones that they used. There is no modern technology that repeat their feats that’s for sure. Thomas Sheridan has written a great book about the megaliths “The Druid Code”

        The more that one goes down the rabbit hole then, the more that you realise how little that you really know

        • sovereigntea says:

          And how much is being kept from us.

          Re the bell… SS Hans Kammler is the key they never found the body…. what did he trade at the close of play for a new identity ?

          I’d wager nuclear, rocket, and gravity secrets were part of the deal along with the uranium used in the US bomb program.