Chandrayaan-3 has achieved a historic feat by successfully landing on the Moon’s southern pole, making India the first country to do so. Prime Minister Modi congratulated the Indian citizens and space scientists for this achievement.
Chandrayaan-3 Moon Landing Update: The Vikram Lander has completed its historic landing on the Moon with a margin of less than four hours. In its latest update, ISRO stated that after Vikram Lander reaches its designated spot post 5:44 PM, the Automated Landing Sequence (ALS) will be initiated (ISRO Twitter).
Chandrayaan-3 Creates History with Moon Landing: India has scripted history by becoming the first country to land on the southern pole of the Moon’s surface. Prime Minister Modi congratulated Indians and space scientists for this achievement. PM Modi remarked, ‘India will always remember this day.’
The true test of the mission began in the final stages of landing. About 20 minutes before landing, ISRO initiated the Automated Landing Sequence (ALS). It enabled Vikram Lander to take charge, identify a suitable site using its onboard computers and algorithms, and achieve a soft landing on the lunar surface.
Experts emphasize that the last 15 to 20 minutes were crucial for the mission’s success, as the Vikram Lander descended for its soft landing on the Moon’s surface. Today, prayers from Indians across the country and around the world are directed towards the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3.
Considering the history of India’s second lunar mission, which faced failure during the last 20 minutes of landing, ISRO was particularly cautious this time.
Due to the high risks associated with lunar descent, moments before landing on the Moon, this phase was described by many as a “20 or 17-minute terror.” During this phase, the entire process became autonomous, where the Vikram Lander ignited its engines at the right time and altitude.
This successful achievement by Chandrayaan-3 is a testament to India’s advancements in space technology and scientific prowess. It marks a significant milestone in India’s space exploration journey and reinforces the nation’s position in the global space community.