Chandrayaan-3 Lunar Landing Recap: The Chandrayaan-3 mission was successfully initiated on July 14th from Sriharikota.
Chandrayaan 3 Accomplishment: Today, India’s Chandrayaan-3 has gracefully landed on the lunar south pole, marking a significant milestone. This achievement cements India’s position as the fourth nation to achieve a soft landing on the moon, joining the ranks of the US, China, and the former Soviet Union.
New Delhi: In a momentous achievement, India’s Chandrayaan-3 has touched down on the moon’s southern pole. This feat, a triumph of careful planning and dedication, has propelled India into an exclusive group of nations that have realized a gentle moon landing, including the United States, China, and the erstwhile Soviet Union.
Across the nation, celebrations and prayers reverberated with enthusiasm as the nation awaited this historic lunar touch. ISRO offered live coverage of the landing event on its official website. The Chandrayaan-3 mission had embarked on its journey on July 14th from Sriharikota.
The Vikram lander initiated its descent towards the lunar surface at a velocity of 1.68 km per second. It subsequently decelerated, transitioning into a controlled vertical descent onto the moon’s surface.
Key Moments from Chandrayaan-3:
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Commends Chandrayaan-3 Project Director post Success
In the wake of Chandrayaan-3’s triumphant landing at the lunar south pole, marking India’s pioneering entry to this region, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin reached out to Chandrayaan-3 project director P Veeramuthuvel to extend his heartfelt congratulations.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) achieved this remarkable feat after a 40-day voyage that initiated from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota.
Chandrayaan-3’s Triumph Receives Praise from South African President
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has warmly commended India for the successful lunar landing of Chandrayaan-3. He described this accomplishment as a cause for celebration for all members of the BRICS partnership.
During a gathering of BRICS nation leaders in Midrand, Ramaphosa emphasized the Chandrayaan mission in his welcoming speech. Quoting Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, he reflected, “We are in a palace which has no end, but which we have reached.” Ramaphosa expressed optimism about humanity’s journey towards prosperity, progress, and peace.
Former NASA Official Hails Chandrayaan-3’s Victory as Testament to Indian Innovation
Mike Gold, a former NASA official, hailed the success of Chandrayaan-3 as a testament to Indian innovation, human expertise, and capabilities that will further propel India’s achievements.
In acknowledgment of Chandrayaan-3’s successful lunar landing, Gold conveyed his congratulations to ISRO and the entire Indian populace. He lauded India’s leadership in the emerging era of lunar exploration.
Chandrayaan-3 Live: US Vice President Congratulates India For Successful Landing On Moon
Congratulations to India for the historic landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the southern polar region of the moon. It’s an incredible feat for all the scientists and engineers involved. We are proud to partner with you on this mission and space exploration more broadly.
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) August 23, 2023
Chandrayaan-3 Live: Mamata Banerjee Lauds ISRO Scientists
Hail its stupendous success!!
Hail our nation's magnificent achievement in sending an exploration mission successfully to the Moon!!
Our scientists have testified the country's scientific and technological progress. India is now in the super…
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) August 23, 2023
Landmark Achievement for Humanity, says India’s UN Envoy Ruchora Kamboj
India’s representative to the United Nations, Ruchira Kamboj, has characterized Chandrayaan-3’s triumphant landing on the moon as a historic milestone for humanity, signifying our foray into uncharted terrain near the lunar south pole.
Chandrayaan-3 Landing Commended by Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw
As India etched its name in history with Chandryaan-3’s smooth moon landing, Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw extended warm congratulations to the dedicated team of Indian scientists.
Vaishnaw expressed his admiration, stating, “This achievement reflects India’s confidence and determination. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, we have witnessed a true moment of national pride.”
Indian High Commission in London Celebrates Chandrayaan-3’s Success
In an exuberant celebration, the Indian High Commission in London marked the triumphant landing of ISRO’s Chandrayaan-3 on the moon. Chants of ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Vande Mataram’ echoed through the premises as a sign of national pride.
Chandrayaan-3 Live: NASA Congratulates ISRO
Congratulations @isro on your successful Chandrayaan-3 lunar South Pole landing! And congratulations to #India on being the 4th country to successfully soft-land a spacecraft on the Moon. We’re glad to be your partner on this mission! https://t.co/UJArS7gsTv
— Bill Nelson (@SenBillNelson) August 23, 2023
Chandrayaan-3 Receives Congratulations from UK Space Agency
Professor Anu Ojha OBE, Director of Championing Space at the UK Space Agency, congratulated India for the successful soft landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the moon. He viewed this achievement as a testament to the global push towards lunar exploration and beyond.
History made! 🇮🇳🌖
— UK Space Agency (@spacegovuk) August 23, 2023
Chandrayaan-3’s flawless landing near the moon’s South Pole was followed by the rollout of the Pragyan rover. This rover is set to transmit valuable data from its location back to the lander.
The image captured by the
Landing Imager Camera
after the landing.
It shows a portion of Chandrayaan-3's landing site. Seen also is a leg and its accompanying shadow.
Chandrayaan-3 chose a relatively flat region on the lunar surface 🙂… pic.twitter.com/xi7RVz5UvW
— ISRO (@isro) August 23, 2023
Families of Madhya Pradesh Scientists Proud of Chandrayaan-3’s Success
The dedication and innovative spirit of three scientists from Madhya Pradesh have not only brought glory to India but have also added a new chapter to the nation’s legacy in space exploration.
Putin Extends Congratulations to India
Russian President Putin has congratulated India on the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3, acknowledging India’s impressive progress in science and technology. This accomplishment demonstrates India’s advancement in the realm of lunar exploration.
The communication link is established between the Ch-3 Lander and MOX-ISTRAC, Bengaluru.
— ISRO (@isro) August 23, 2023