India's third lunar mission was launched at 14:35 IST on 14th July, from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.
After 11 days of scheduled launch, Chandrayaan-3 is now in an orbit, which when closest to Earth is at 236 km and when farthest is at 1,27,609 km. The achieved orbit is also confirmed on 26th July on official twitter of ISRO.
The four earlier orbit raising manoeuvres were performed by ISTRAC between July 15 and July 20. The next firing, the TransLunar Injection (TLI), is planned for August 1, 2023, between 12 midnight and 1 am IST aiming for a soft landing on the lunar surface.
Chandrayaan 3 is anticipated to soft land with lander Vikram and rover Pragyan on August 23, 2023 on the South Pole of the lunar surface. If succeded India with ISRO will enter the elite group being the first nation to soft land on it's South pole.