Chandrayaan-3 Makes Historic Soft Landing on Lunar South Pole

Chandrayaan-3 Makes Historic Soft Landing on Lunar South Pole

Chandrayaan-3 Makes Historic Soft Landing on Lunar South Pole
In a remarkable feat, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has achieved a significant milestone with the successful soft landing of its Chandrayaan-3 mission on the lunar south pole. The mission, which embarked on a 40-day journey from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, culminated in the Vikram lander's gentle touchdown at 6.04 PM IST on August 23.
Chandrayaan-3 Makes Historic Soft Landing on Lunar South Pole
Photo : 'X'/isro official 

The journey of Chandrayaan-3 began with an automatic landing sequence initiated at 5.44 PM IST. While the Vikram lander employed its onboard computers and logic to facilitate a soft landing on the Moon, mission controllers at ISTRAC closely monitored the operation. The culmination of years of dedicated work by thousands of scientists was evident as the lander's onboard systems orchestrated this intricate dance with lunar terrain.

The Chandrayaan-3 mission serves as a significant follow-up to the Chandrayaan-2 mission of 2019, which witnessed the Vikram lander's unfortunate crash onto the lunar surface. The central aim of this endeavor was to showcase ISRO's prowess in executing a successful soft landing on the Moon. By achieving this feat, India has earned its place in an exclusive club comprising only three other nations—the United States, the Soviet Union, and China—known for accomplishing such lunar soft landings.

The triumph of the Chandrayaan-3 mission is a testament to the unwavering dedication of countless scientists who have worked diligently over the decades. Their collective efforts have propelled ISRO to the forefront of global space exploration, solidifying India's position as a major player in the space domain.

Last movment of landing:

Video : ISRO official 

Prime minister congratulates ISRO Team :

Even Prime Minister Modi himself couldn't contain his excitement as he congratulated the ISRO scientists for their remarkable achievement. Speaking from South Africa, he hailed India's successful moon mission as a shared victory for all of humanity. Modi emphasized that this accomplishment will not only benefit India but also contribute to future moon missions by other countries.

Congratulations To ISRO Team:

The success of Chandrayaan-3 prompted heartfelt expressions of gratitude from ISRO's leadership. S Somanath, the ISRO chairperson, extended his congratulations to key personnel, including project director P Veeramuthuvel, assistant director Kalpana, mission director Srikanth, and URSC director V Sankaran. Veeramuthuvel highlighted ISRO's pioneering feat of landing near the moon's south pole, an achievement that will be remembered as one of the "most memorable and happiest moments."

In sum, Chandrayaan-3's triumphant landing on the lunar south pole is a testament to India's dedication, determination, and technological prowess. As the nation celebrates this achievement, it also paves the way for new frontiers in lunar exploration, showcasing the spirit of innovation and collaboration that defines ISRO's journey to the stars.

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