What a historic day for India! This day will forever be etched in each and every Indian’s heart and mind till eternity. The successful landing of Chandrayaan-3’s in the Southern Polar Region of the Moon has made India the first ever nation in the world to achieve this feat. We could not have asked for more. Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) has planned the soft landing of the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft at 06.04 pm IST on August 23. And today, each and every person in India and across the world was sitting in front of TV to witness this historic moment with bated breath.
What is Chandrayaan-3?
Chandrayaan-3 is the third Indian lunar exploration mission under the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Chandrayaan programme. It consists of a lander named Vikram and a rover named Pragyan. The propulsion module carried the lander and rover configuration to the lunar orbit in preparation for a powered descent by the lander. The robotic Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft was launched on 14 July 2023. The lander and rover landed near the lunar south pole region on 23 August 2023, making India the first nation to successfully land a spacecraft near the lunar south pole, and the fourth country to soft-land on the Moon.
India is the fourth nation, after the United States, China and Russia to have landed on the Moon. And today, with the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3, India has become the first ever country to land near Moon’s south pole.
The successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the moon today is an attestation to India’s adeptness in space research and our nation’s resolution to carve a niche on the global frontier.
This has clearly paved the way for more and more valuable discoveries on the the Moon and there will be much more scientific missions in the days to come.
In the end, I would like to give heartfelt congratulations to ISRO, the entire community of Indian scientists and each and every Indian on the successful moon landing of Chandrayan-3.
Proud moment and an unprecedented success for Every Indian.