India's Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft has successfully landed on the surface of the moon.

 India's Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft has successfully landed on the surface of the moon. 



Chandrayaan 3 landed on the southern side of the moon at around 6 pm on Wednesday. 

As a result, India has become the first country to land a spacecraft on this part of the Moon and the fourth country to make a soft landing after the China, the former Soviet Union, and the United States. 

Pictures were also shared where the scientists and technical staff were seen rejoicing over the successful landing. 

Immediately after this victory, the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi addressed the nation and said that this is a joyous occasion and it is not only India's success but everyone's success. 

He said, 'Our view is that one world is one nation. Our mission to the moon is a positive step towards space science research. India will take its space exploration beyond the moon in the future and soon ISRO will send its own mission to explore the Sun.' 

Narendra Modi said that today every home in India is celebrating, I am also with my nation in this celebration. I congratulate the entire Chandrayan team and all those who have helped in any way in this mission. I congratulate 140 crore people.' 

He further said that 'today, with the hard work of all of you, we have reached a point where no country in the world has reached till date. This mission will also support the space missions of other countries. This day is going to lead us towards a bright future.' 

When did Chandrayaan 3 launch and what is its purpose? 

The Chandrayaan 3 space mission was launched from the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh on July 14 and after a long journey of 40 days, it landed on the South Pole of the Moon today. 

The spacecraft made a few orbits around the Earth for about 10 days before entering the lunar orbit, after which it was able to enter first the translunar and then the lunar orbit on August 5. 

On August 17, the final phase of the mission began when the lander separated from the propulsion module that later carried it closer to the Moon. 

After a successful landing, the six-wheeled rover from the space mission will land on the surface of the moon and circle the rocks and craters there, while sending important data and sends pictures back to Earth for examination. 

The lunar lander is carrying instruments that will study things like the lunar surface, the near-surface environment and what's going on beneath the surface, such as information about 'tectonic activity'. will collect 

One of the major goals of the Chandrayaan 3 mission is to search for 'water ice', scientists say that if Chandrayaan succeeds in finding this water ice, it may help Future human colonisation of the Moon. 

Where did Chandrayaan 3 land on the moon and why was this place chosen? 


The part of the moon that Indian scientists have chosen to land their spacecraft is the far south pole of the planet and is also called the 'dark side of the moon' due to its permanent shadow. 

The Moon's South Pole has mostly remained undiscovered. The surface area there is much larger than that of the North Pole of the Moon. 

Scientists know very little about it and say that it might be dangerous or difficult to land here, but they also say that there is a strong possibility that the shadow part of the moon has water. Traces of 

ISRO had previously launched two missions to the Moon's south pole which had failed, but Chandrayaan 3's attempt to land in this region was successful. 

What is in the Indian spaceship? 

Chandrayaan-3 weighs 3900 kg and has cost six billion rupees to manufacture. 

The Chandrayaan 3 lunar vehicle is named after ISRO founder Vikram. The weight of this lunar rover is 1500 kg and the rover Pragyan is 26 kg. 

Pragyan is a Sanskrit word meaning wisdom. 

Is this India's first attempt to land a spacecraft on the moon? 

Chandrayaan 3 is India's third space mission to explore the moon and is said to have been developed in the light of the information gathered during the two previous missions. Is. 

This is India's third mission to the moon, 15 years after the country's first moon mission. 

In October 2008, India's first mission to the Moon, Chandrayaan 1, was launched, which discovered the presence of water molecules on the lunar surface and proved that the lunar surface has an atmosphere during the day. 

The success of India's first moon mission gave a new impetus to India's space exploration and the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh approved the Chandrayaan 2 mission at the same time. 

The mission was launched in July 2019 and consisted of an orbiter, a lunar vehicle and a rover. The mission was a partial success because the orbiter involved in the mission is still in lunar orbit, probing the moon on a daily basis. On the other hand, the lander that was launched from the orbiter to the lunar surface lost contact with the orbiter just two kilometers from the lunar surface.

Post a Comment

* Please Don't Spam Here. All the Comments are Reviewed by Admin.