India has achieved a momentous milestone with the accomplished touchdown of ISRO’s Chandrayaan-3 lunar Lander Module. This achievement not only marks India’s successful lunar endeavor but also establishes it as the pioneering nation to achieve a landing close to the Moon’s southern pole.
Made in India 🇮🇳
Made for the MOON🌖!
The Ch-3 Rover ramped down from the Lander and
India took a walk on the moon !
— ISRO (@isro) August 24, 2023
Chandrayaan-3’s Lander Module Achieves Historic Moon Landing, Marking India’s Entry as the Fourth Nation to Accomplish a Soft Lunar Touchdown”
In a remarkable feat, the Lunar Lander Module (L.M.) of Chandrayaan-3. ISRO’s third lunar mission, gracefully landed on the Moon’s surface on August 23. The L.M., launched on July 14, has secured India’s position as only the fourth country—following the former USSR, the U.S., and China—to achieve a successful soft landing on the lunar terrain. Prime Minister Modi extended his warmest congratulations to the dedicated team of scientists at ISRO.He emphasized that the success of India’s lunar mission transcends national boundaries, aligning not only with the global resonance but also with the unifying ethos of “one earth, one family, one future.” The Prime Minister further highlighted the shared human-centric philosophy that serves as the foundation for the moon mission. With emphasis, he reiterated that this triumph is not just a victory for a nation but a resounding accomplishment for all of humanity.
Chandrayaan-3 is Lander Makes Precise Lunar Landing at 6:03 p.m., Triggering Jubilant Celebrations at ISRO’s MOX in Bengaluru”
In a moment of precision, the Lander of Chandrayaan-3 gracefully descended to the lunar surface exactly at 6:03 p.m., sparking exuberant celebrations at the Mission Operations Complex (MOX) within ISRO’s Telemetry, Tracking, and Command Network (ISTRAC) located in Bengaluru. Following this accomplishment, the Lander efficiently deployed the Rover, which will perform on-site chemical analyses of the lunar landscape as it maneuvers across the surface. The Rover is designed to operate for one lunar day, equivalent to 14 Earth days, and it carries a suite of scientific instruments to conduct experiments on the lunar terrain.