Chandrayaan-3, the lunar mission undertaken by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), has concluded its fifth and ultimate orbital adjustment to reach its intended lunar trajectory.
ISRO reported that Chandrayaan-3 is now positioned in the targeted orbit of 153 km by 163 km.
The next phase of the mission will be the separation of the propulsion module and the lander module, planned for August 17, according to ISRO.
After being launched on July 14, Chandrayaan-3 entered the lunar orbit on August 5. Three subsequent orbit reduction maneuvers were then performed on August 6, 9, and 14 to get the spacecraft closer to the moon.
As the mission progresses, ISRO will continue executing a series of maneuvers to gradually reduce Chandrayaan-3's orbit and ultimately position it over the lunar poles.
The spacecraft is scheduled to make its lunar landing in the Moon's south polar region on August 23.