In a recent development, ISRO informed that the cryogenic upper stage of the Chandrayaan 3 mission's launch vehicle re-entered Earth's atmosphere on November 15. According to ISRO, “The cryogenic upper stage of the LVM3 M4 launch vehicle made an uncontrolled re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere, around 14:42 IST November 15, The probable impact point was predicted over the North Pacific Ocean.” Chandrayaan-3 mission spacecraft was launched on July 14 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. The Chandrayaan-3 mission included the successful landing of the Vikram lander with the Pragyan Rover on the moon's surface on August 23. After 10 days of lunar exploration, the Vikram lander and rover entered sleep mode, while the propulsion module continued to orbit the moon. ISRO updated , “This rocket body (NORAD id 57321) was part of the vehicle that successfully injected the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft into the intended orbit of 133 km x 35823 km with a 21.3-degree inclination on July 14.” As per ISRO, the Chandryaan-3 mission’s rocket body re-entered Earth’s atmosphere within 124 days of launch. This re-entry of the Chandrayaan-3 mission’s rocket fully complied with the ‘25-year rule’ for Low Earth Orbit objects which is recommended by the Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee (IADC). After the Chandrayaan-3 was injected, the upper stage went through the ‘passivation’ process in order to get rid of all residual propellant and energy sources to lower the risks of accidental explosions. This process was performed to follow space debris mitigation guidelines suggested by the United Nations and IADC for sustainable space missions.