Bengaluru: The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has unveiled a series of images showcasing the far side region of the Moon, which were captured by the Lander Hazard Detection and Avoidance Camera (LHDAC) aboard the Vikram lander.
The LHDAC, developed by the Space Applications Centre (SAC) based in Ahmedabad, a prominent research and development arm of ISRO, serves a critical role in identifying suitable landing spots devoid of obstacles like boulders or deep crevices during the descent phase.
ISRO underlined that the LHDAC is just one example of the advanced technologies integrated into the Chandrayaan-3 lander to fulfill the mission’s objectives. Chandrayaan-3, initiated on July 14, is designed as a successor to Chandrayaan-2, aimed at showcasing the end-to-end process of safe landing and roving on the lunar surface.
In a statement released on Sunday, ISRO shared that the Lander Module with the rover in its belly is expected to touch down on the surface of the Moon around 6.04 p.m. on August 23.