India has successfully done a soft landing of its Chandrayan-3 on the Moon today, 23rd August 2023 at 18:04pm IST. India is the first country to land its spacecraft on the South Pole of the Moon. The powered descent started on 23 August 2023, around 5:45 pm IST and the touchdown occurred around 6:04 pm IST, making India the first nation to successfully land a spacecraft on the lunar south pole region.
The honourable Prime Minister of India Sri Narendra Modi congratulated the entire Chandrayan Team, all those who have directly or indirectly associated with the project and the whole world for the successful soft landing of India’s Chandrayan-3 on the South Pole of the Moon. He addressed the nation while taking part in the 15th BRICS Summit in South Africa. He said in his speech that this is only a beginning, and our aim is to reach further to Venus, Mars and even Sun which we will achieve through our constant effort and dedication.
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully landed its Chandrayan-3 today on the Moon. Chandrayan-3 is India’s third Lunar Exploration Mission, containing a Lander and Pragyan Rover configuration, which is similar to Chandrayan-2. Chandrayaan-3 is a follow-on mission to Chandrayaan-2 to demonstrate end-to-end capability in safe landing and roving on the lunar surface. It consists of Lander and Rover configuration. The propulsion module has Spectro-polarimetry of Habitable Planet Earth (SHAPE) payload to study the spectral and Polari metric measurements of Earth from the lunar orbit.
Objectives of Chandrayan-3
The objectives set by ISRO for the Chandrayan-3 are as follows.
- Getting a lander safe and soft landing on the surface of the Moon
- Observing and demonstrating the rover’s loitering capabilities on the Moon
- In-site scientific observation making scientific experiments on the chemical and natural elements, soil, water, etc. available on the surface of the Moon to better understand and practice the composition of the Moon. Interplanetary refers to the development and demonstration of new technologies required for missions between two planets
Atyutka congratulates ISRO, Chandrayan-3 Team and everyone worked directly or indirectly behind this great mission on its successful landing on the South Pole of the Moon.