When will first orbit raise take place? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
On-going coverage of the Chandrayaan-3 mission continues in the relevant Space Science thread:https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=59189.0This thread is just for the launch.
I don't understand if we should post mission updates here or in the other thread.
#Update #Space #India #debrisThe cryogenic upper stage (CUS) of the launch vehicle that launched India’s #Chandrayaan3, the LVM3-M4, has made an uncontrolled re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere, Isro has confirmed. 1/n“The uncontrolled re-entry happened around 2.42pm on November 15. The probable impact point was predicted over the North Pacific Ocean. The final ground track did not pass over India… 2/n…This rocket body was part of the vehicle that successfully injected the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft into the intended orbit of 133km x 35,823km with a 21.3° inclination on July 14,” Isro said. 3/nThe rocket body part’s ID as assigned by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), which tracks objects in space, is “57321” 4/n“Re-entry of the rocket body took place within 124 days of its launch. The post-mission orbital lifetime of the LVM3-M4 CUS is, thus, fully compliant with the “25yr rule” for LEO objects as recommended by Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee (IADC),” Isro said. 5/nIt added that post Chandrayaan-3 injection, the CUS had also undergone “passivation” to remove all residual propellant and energy sources to minimise the risks of accidental explosions. 6/n“...This is as per space debris mitigation guidelines by UN & IADC. Passivation & Post-mission disposal of this rocket body in adherence to internationally accepted guidelines reaffirms India’s commitment to preserve long-term sustainability of outer space activities.” n/n