Chandrayaan-3 successfully entered lunar orbit on August 5, 2023. The spacecraft achieved a precise orbit of 164 km by 18074 km, as intended.
The next major milestone for Chandrayaan-3 is the orbit reduction maneuver, which is scheduled for August 6, 2023. This maneuver will lower the spacecraft's orbit to about 100 km, which will put it in a position to land on the moon.
The planned landing date for Chandrayaan-3 is August 23, 2023. The lander, Vikram, will touch down in the South Pole region of the moon, where no other spacecraft has ever landed before.
Chandrayaan-3 is carrying a rover named Pragyan, which will be deployed after the lander has landed. The rover will be able to travel up to 500 meters on the lunar surface and conduct scientific experiments.
The Chandrayaan-3 mission is expected to last for about 15 days. After that, the spacecraft will run out of fuel and will be decommissioned.