Chandrayaan-3 Successfully Soft Land on Lunar Surface
Chandrayaan-3, the third installment in India's lunar exploration initiative, executed a flawless soft landing on the Moon's surface,
Launched on July 14, 2023, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh, India, Chandrayaan-3 triumphantly touched down near the Moon's South Pole on August 23, 2023.
Chandrayaan-3's primary objectives encompass demonstrating soft landing capability near the lunar South Pole, executing scientific investigations of the lunar terrain and environment,
The mission holds special importance due to its focus on the lunar South Pole—a region relatively unexplored by previous missions. This area is believed to house substantial water
Chandrayaan-3 stands as an unprecedented accomplishment, underscoring the dedication of ISRO's scientists and engineers while evoking national pride.
Vikram stands at 3.1 meters in height
and spans 2.1 meters in width, weighing around 1,475 kilograms. Pragyan measures approximately 1.6 meters in length and 1 meter in width, with a weight of about 27 kilograms.
Pragyan, the rover, houses two scientific tools: a spectrometer for analyzing lunar soil composition and a camera for capturing detailed images of the lunar landscape.
Beyond its national significance, Chandrayaan-3's accomplishments have far-reaching scientific implications. The lunar South Pole's suspected water ice reservoirs