Chandrayaan-3 lander successfully landed on the Moon’s south pole on August 23, 2023 at 6:03 PM IST. This is a historic achievement for India, as it is the first country to land a spacecraft on the Moon’s south pole. The landing was confirmed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), which said that the lander was “healthy and functioning normally”.
Chandrayaan-3 successful Land on the Moon
With the successful landing of the Lander Module of ISRO’s third lunar mission Chandrayaan-3, India has reached the Moon! It has also became the first country to land near the Moon’s south pole.
The Lander Module (LM) of the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) third lunar mission Chandrayaan-3, launched on July 14, made a successfully landing on the Moon’s surface on August 23, making India only the fourth country after the erstwhile USSR, the U.S. and China to make a soft landing on the lunar surface. Congratulating the team of scientists at ISRO, PM Modi said, “India’s successful moon mission is not India’s alone…Our approach of one earth, one family one future is resonating across the globe…Moon mission is based on the same human centric approach. So, this success belongs to all of humanity.”
Precisely at 6.03 p.m. the lander touched the lunar surface and there was euphoric celebrations at the Mission Operations Complex (MOX) at ISRO Telemetry, Tracking, and Command Network (ISTRAC), Bengaluru. Following this, the Lander successfully deployed the Rover which will carry out in-situ chemical analysis of the lunar surface during the course of its mobility. The Lander and the Rover with a mission life of one Lunar day (14 Earth days) have scientific payloads to carry out experiments on the lunar surface.
When did Chandrayaan-3 land on the Moon?
Chandrayaan-3 landed on the Moon’s south pole on August 23, 2023 at 6:03 PM IST.
Who was the first country to land a spacecraft on the Moon’s south pole?
India is the first country to land a spacecraft on the Moon’s south pole.
What is the main goal of Chandrayaan-3?
The main goal of Chandrayaan-3 is to study the Moon’s south pole, which is a region that has not been explored by any other country. The lander is equipped with a number of scientific instruments, including a camera, a spectrometer, and a magnetometer. These instruments will be used to study the geology, mineralogy, and atmosphere of the Moon’s south pole.
What are some of the scientific discoveries that could be made by Chandrayaan-3?
The scientific discoveries that could be made by Chandrayaan-3 are still being investigated. However, the mission has the potential to make significant contributions to our understanding of the Moon, including its formation, evolution, and potential for resources.
What are the next steps for Chandrayaan-3?
The next steps for Chandrayaan-3 are to deploy the Pragyan rover and conduct scientific experiments. The rover is expected to explore the area around the lander and collect data on the lunar surface. The scientific experiments will be used to study the Moon’s atmosphere, geology, and mineralogy.
What is the significance of the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3?
The successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 is a major milestone for India’s space program. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the scientists and engineers at ISRO. The mission also has the potential to make significant contributions to our understanding of the Moon.
Chandrayaan-3 success owed to combined effort of entire team: Project Director Veeramuthuvel
The entire mission operations of Chandrayaan-3, right from the launch till landing, “happened flawlessly” as per the timeline, the team that led India’s third mission to the Moon said on Wednesday.
They credited the combined effort of the entire team during the past four years for the success of the Chandrayaan-3 mission.
“It’s a great moment of happiness. On behalf of the team it gives me immense satisfaction on achieving this goal as the Project Director of the mission. The entire mission operations right from launch till landing happened flawlessly as per the timeline,” Project Director of Chandrayaan-3 P Veeramuthuvel said.
Addressing the Chandrayaan-3 team at the Mission Operations Complex, he said India has become the fourth country to demonstrate soft landing on the Moon’s surface and the first country to arrive at the south pole region of the Moon.
Thanking the navigation guidance and control team, propulsion team, sensors team and all the mainframe subsystems teams, who have brought success to the mission, Veeramuthuvel also expressed his gratitude to the critical operations review committee for thoroughly reviewing the mission operations right from launch till date.
“The target was on spot, because of the review process,” he said, as he acknowledged the contribution of Chandrayaan-3 project executives working across various ISRO centres.
ISRO releases image captured by the Landing Imager Camera after the landing
Russian President Putin congratulates India
Congratulating India on the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 Lander, Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a message to President Murmu, said: “Please, accept my heartfelt congratulations on the occasion of the successful landing of the Indian space station Chandrayaan-3 on the Moon near its South Pole.
This is a big step forward in space exploration and certainly a testament to the impressive progress made by India in the area of science and technology.
Kindly convey my sincere congratulations and best wishes for new achievements to the leadership and staff of the Indian Space Research Organization”
Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov congratulated Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar when he met him on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit
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Chandrayaan-3 successful Land on the Moon
“Result of tremendous hard work by scientific community:” Rahul Gandhi congratulates ISRO on Chandrayaan-3 landing on Moon
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday congratulated the teams of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the successful landing of the Chandrayaan-3 lander module on the moon’s South Pole, and said that it is the result of decades of tremendous ingenuity and hard work by the scientific community.
“Congratulations to Team ISRO for today’s pioneering feat. Chandrayaan 3’s soft landing on the uncharted lunar South Pole is the result of decades of tremendous ingenuity and hard work by our scientific community. Since 1962, India’s space program has continued to scale new heights and inspire generations of young dreamers,” Rahul Gandhi said in a post on X (formerly Twitter).
Communication link established between the Chandrayaan-3 Lander and MOX-ISTRAC, Bengaluru: ISRO
The communication link is established between the Ch-3 Lander and MOX-ISTRAC, Bengaluru.
Here are the images from the Lander Horizontal Velocity Camera taken during the descent.
Russia congratulates India on Moon landing after own probe crashed
Russia’s Roscosmos space agency on Wednesday congratulated India for successfully landing a spacecraft on the Moon’s south pole, days after Moscow’s own mission crashed.
“Roscosmos congratulates Indian colleagues on the successful landing of the Chandrayaan-3,” Roscosmos said in a statement. “Exploration of the Moon is important for the whole of humanity, in the future it may become a platform for the deeper mastering of space.”
CJI D.Y. Chandrachud hails landing of Chandrayaan-3 on Moon’s south pole as historic
Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud on Wednesday hailed as a “historic achievement” the landing of Chandrayaan-3 on Moon’s south pole and congratulated team ISRO on the feat.
The CJI told PTI that the success of the lunar mission places India in a select group of nations that have successfully achieved soft landing on the lunar surface.
“It is with immense pride as a citizen of our great nation that I witnessed the remarkable landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the Moon today,” he said.
“It is all the more significant because India is the only nation to have achieved the lunar landing on the south pole of the Moon.
This will help new avenues and scientific research and discovery. Truly, this lunar landing represents a milestone in the onward march of our nation,” he said.
“Waiting for this for last 4 years…” ex-ISRO chief K Sivan on Chandrayaan-3’s success
As Chandrayaan-3 achieved a soft landing on the South Pole of the moon, making India the first country to reach that particular area, former ISRO chief K Sivan on Wednesday said that it is sweet news, for which they have been waiting for the last four years.
“We are really excited to see this grand success. For this, we have been waiting for the last four years. This success is sweet news for us and for the entire nation,” K Sivan said.
Sivan was the chief of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) at the time of the Chandrayaan-2 mission, launched in 2019.
Responding to Chandrayaan-3’s success, Sivan said that the Central government is also with us and they also will be happy to see this happy moment.On the world, closely watching this mission, he said, “Chandrayaan-3’s science data is not only for India, it is for the global scientists.”
“The scientists will use this data globally to discover new things from it,” he added.
Country rejoices successful lunar landing
People celebrating after landing of India’s moon craft Chandrayaan-3, on the moon surface, at Birla Planetarium in Chennai on August 23, 2023. | Photo Credit: R. RAVINDRAN
People celebrating after landing of India’s moon craft Chandrayaan-3, on the moon surface, at Birla Planetarium in Chennai on August 23, 2023 | Photo Credit: R. RAVINDRAN
Moments after India became the 1st country to land on Moon’s south pole through its lunar mission Chandrayaan-3, students of Corporation Middle School at Singarathope in Madurai celebrate the historic feat by the ISRO, by cutting the cake on Wednesday evening. | Photo Credit: R. ASHOK
Indian cricketers celebrate Chandrayaan-3’s landing on moon
Current and former India cricketers on Wednesday celebrated the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3’s lunar module on the moon’s surface, hailing the feat as “historic” and “extraordinary”.
In a video shared by the BCCI, the Indian team was seen celebrating while following on TV the updates of the landing of the lunar module, just a couple of hours before their final T20I against Ireland in Dublin.
‘History made’: Scientists hail Chandrayaan-3’s successful landing on lunar south pole
Leading scientists and experts said this monumental accomplishment not only marks India’s indelible imprint on lunar exploration but also demonstrates the prowess of human collaboration, determination, and cutting-edge technology.
Dr. Chrisphin Karthick, a scientist at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru, expressed his elation. “The successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 is a testament to our collective progress towards space travel. It showcases the beauty of unity in diversity as we sail the cosmic seas together.”
Aakash Sinha, Professor of Practice at the Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence, Delhi-NCR, and CEO of Omnipresent Robot Tech, hailed ISRO’s (Indian Space Research Organisation) feat as a “monumental achievement” that will inspire a new generation of aspiring scientists and explorers. “With this unparalleled accomplishment, India has etched its name in history by becoming the first country to land in this lunar region,” Mr. Sinha, who was involved in developing the software for the Pragyan rover of Chandrayaan-3.
Astrophysicist Sandip Chakraborty noted that the significance of Chandrayaan-3’s soft landing cannot be overstated. “Soft landing is a start for future activities, such as science of the Moon and from the Moon. It is a gateway to the outer world,” the director of the Indian Centre for Space Physics, Kolkata, said. – PTI
Eastern States’ CM’s hail ‘another giant leap for humanity’
An exuberant West Bengal Chief Minister took to X, formerly called Twitter, to “Hail Chandrayaan 3” and the country’s scientific community for the successful landing by India’s moon craft, while her counterpart in Odisha, Naveen Patnaik, termed it a “historic day”.
From Ranchi, Jharkhand’s Chief Minister Hemant Soren said “Adbhut!! Avismaraniya!!” (Wonderful!! Unforgettable!!).
Assam Chief Minister Himant Biswa Sarma who was watching the landing at a school in Guwahati, tweeted “Another giant leap for humanity!”, taking a leaf out of astronaut Neil Armstrong’s famous statement after becoming the first man to step on the Moon in 1969. – PTI
Larsen & Toubro and Godrej & Boyce that supplied equipment and materials for India’s Moon mission congratulate ISRO
Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and Godrej & Boyce, the two companies that supplied equipment and materials for India’s mission to the moon, congratulated the ISRO on August 23 after Chandrayaan-3 made a successful soft landing on the lunar surface.
“Our shared journey of over five decades with ISRO symbolizes the relentless pursuit of innovation and excellence in technology. Today’s achievement is a testament to India’s prowess in space research and our nation’s determination to carve a niche on the global frontier. We’re immensely proud to have been a part of this monumental mission,” S.N. Subrahmanyan, CEO and MD of L&T said in a statement.
Jamshyd Godrej, Chairman and Managing Director, Godrej & Boyce said, “This achievement stands as a testament to India’s remarkable advancements in space exploration and technology. We will not just be the fourth nation worldwide to attain this milestone but will also be pioneers in demonstrating a soft landing on the moon’s south pole. We celebrate this moment with great enthusiasm and look forward to continued contributions to the nation’s journey of scientific excellence and progress. This success reinforces our belief in the power of indigenous manufacturing and our contribution to pushing the boundaries of technological innovation.”
Home Minister Amit Shah hails successful landing of Chandrayaan-3
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday hailed the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the lunar surface and said with this, India became the first nation to touch the south pole of the Moon.
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal joined the country in congratulating the scientists of ISRO on the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3’s lunar module on the moon’s surface on Wednesday and called it a “historical” moment.
“This is historical. It is a big achievement for the country. It is a matter of pride for all of us. Many congratulations to all the countrymen, scientists, engineers and employees of ISRO for the success of Chandrayaan-3. Bharat Mata Ki Jai,” the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener said in a post on X. – PTI
Success of Chandrayaan-3 is collective success of every Indian: Congress
As Vikram lander made a successful soft landing near the Moon’s south pole, the Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge said the “success of Chandrayaan-3 is collective success of every Indian”.
“ISRO’s achievement reflects saga of continuity, is truly fantastic, matter of pride that entire world looking up to ISRO,” the Congress party said. – PTI
After a successful moon landing, ISRO aims for the Sun and Venus
Congratulating the team ISRO for the remarkable feat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India’s solar mission Aditya L1 will be launched soon and there are also plans to send a mission to Venus.
Historic day for India’s space sector: PM Modi
Joining ISRO scientists via video conferencing from South Africa, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said it is a “historic day for India’s space sector”. “Like our scientists said, India is on the Moon now,” the Prime Minister said.
Vikram lander makes successful soft landing on Moon
The Vikram lander has made a successful soft landing on the lunar surface. India becomes only the fourth country after the erstwhile USSR, USA and China.
PM Modi joins from South Africa
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in South Africa for the BRICS summit, joined the landing of Chandrayaan-3 via video conferencing from Johannesburg.