In a historic feat, India proudly joins the ranks of the elite few nations to have ventured beyond Earth’s atmosphere and landed a spacecraft on the lunar surface. On the momentous Friday of July 14, 2023, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) soared to new heights as it successfully launched the highly anticipated Chandrayaan-3, marking India’s triumphant endeavor to touch down on the Moon. This mission, integral to the illustrious Chandrayaan series, commenced flawlessly from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, propelled by the mighty Launch Vehicle Mark-III.
Chandrayaan-3, meticulously crafted at a cost of 615 crores, gracefully embarked on its celestial journey, gracefully gliding into a precise orbit, firmly establishing India’s presence in the lunar domain. Endowed with a multitude of ambitions, the primary objective of this Indian masterpiece is to safely deliver a lander and rover to the majestic highlands near the Moon’s enigmatic south pole. Set against the backdrop of August 2023, Chandrayaan-3 aims to demonstrate an impeccable showcase of landing and roving capabilities, a testament to India’s relentless pursuit of scientific progress. This remarkable mission seeks to unravel the mysteries of the lunar surface through a myriad of scientific measurements and observations, both from the Moon’s terrain and its orbit. With the launch, India anticipates a profound leap forward in space exploration, paving the way for pioneering discoveries and groundbreaking insights.