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Chandrayaan-3 Landing Live Streaming Link: Where to watch ISRO Historic Moon Mission

Chandrayaan-3 will touch down on the surface of the moon at 6:04PM on today. Here is how you can watch the landing on the surface of the moon.

Edited By: Shweta Ganjoo

Published: Aug 22, 2023, 03:02 PM IST | Updated: Aug 23, 2023, 05:52 PM IST

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Chandrayaan 3

Story Highlights

  • Chandrayaan-3 will begin landing on the surface of the moon around 5:20PM on August 23.
  • Chandrayaan-3 is expected to land on the moon at around 6:04PM on August 23.
  • Chandrayaan-3 lunar touchdown can be seen on ISRO's social media channels.

Chandrayaan-3 update: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will make history today when its third lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3, successfully lands on the south pole of the moon. According to the details shared by the space agency, Chandrayaan-3 will begin landing at 17:20 IST or 5:20PM on August 23 and it will touchdown on the surface of the moon at 18:04 IST or 6:04PM. Ahead of the landing, ISRO has been constantly sharing details of the progress Vikram Lander has been making. In a post on X (formerly Twitter), ISRO said that it is set to initiate the Automatic Landing Sequence (ALS) and that the lander module should reach the designated point at around 17:44 IST or 5:44PM.

“Upon receiving the ALS command, the LM activates the throttleable engines for powered descent. The mission operations team will keep confirming the sequential execution of commands. The live telecast of operations at MOX begins at 17:20 Hrs. IST,” ISRO wrote in the post.

If you want to watch Chandrayaan-3 land on the surface of the moon, here is what you need to do:

How to watch Chandrayaan-3 land on the moon

In a post on X (formerly Twitter), ISRO said that interested people can either head over to its official website or its official YouTube and Facebook channels to watch the livestream. Alternatively, they can tune into DD National TV starting 17:27 IST or 5:27PM on August 23, 2023.

But that is not the only way using which interested people can watch Chandrayaan-3 touchdown on the moon. National Geographic has announced that it will start a live simucast of Chandrayaan across National Geographic channel and Disney+ Hotstar starting at 4PM on August 23, hours before Vikram Lander’s descent on the lunar surface. The simucast will include insights from eminent personalities such as astronauts Sunita Williams, and Rakesh Sharma, and Chairman of ISRO, S Somanath. The simucast will also include inputs from the CEO and Co-Founder of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Centre Srijan Pal Singh, Chris Hadfield, who is the former commander of the International Space Station and Ann Druyan, Creative Director of NASA’s Voyager Interstellar Message.

Separately, ISRO has also been sharing images captured by Chandrayaan-3’s imaging unit on its X handle. Here are some images and videos that the spacecraft shared recently:

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Author Name | Shweta Ganjoo

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