ISRO landed India on the Moon through Chandrayaan-3.Image source ISRO
India was chanting prayers and mantras while watching their Television screen, mobile screen, laptop screen, or whatever screen they could use to watch the historical and beautiful day of August 2023, i.e. 23 August 2023 when Chandrayaan-3 landed on the moon.
With ISRO’s happiness, the whole of India was celebrating inside their home. I heard even people burning crackers to celebrate ISRO’s success. Like any Indian, I was no less proud of this achievement.
If you haven’t checked anything about Chandrayaan-3, don’t worry I am putting down everything I have collected so far.
Chandrayaan-3 and its purpose.Image source ISRO
- Chandrayaan-3 is a follow-up mission to Chandrayaan-2.
- Chandrayaan-2 mission was launched on July 22, 2019, but just before the landing on the lunar surface Vikram, the lander, on September 7, 2019, crashed on the surface of the moon and lost all contact.
- On July 14, 2023, Chandrayaan-3 was launched by LVM3 from SDSC SHAR i.e. Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota at 2:35 PM (IST).
- Chandrayaan-3 has the Lander and the Rover configuration.
- The propulsion module carried the leader and Rover configuration till the 100km lunar orbit.
- Basically, Chandrayaan-3 consists of an indigenous lander module(LM), a propulsion module(PM), and a Rover.
- The main purpose of Chandrayaan-3 was to display its superpower and capability to soft-land on the lunar surface without any glitches.
- Another objective is to move around the moon’s surface without any difficulties.
- To conduct in-situ scientific experiments i.e. to understand the Moon’s geology.
Objective of Rover.Image source ISRO
- To Develop and Demonstrate the new technologies required for interplanetary missions.
- Carry out in-situ chemical analysis of the lunar surface during the period of its stay and movement on the lunar surface.
Objective of LanderImage source ISRO
- To soft land itself at a specified lunar site.
- Deploy the Rover that it is carrying on the surface of the moon so that further experiments can be conducted.
Objective of Propulsion ModuleImage source ISRO
- To carry the Lander Module from the launch vehicle Injecting till the final lunar 100 kn circular polar orbit and separate the LM from itself.
- The other very important purpose of PM is that it has a SHAPE payload, i.e. Spectro-polarimetry Of Habitable Planet Earth.
- This payload basically helps to study the Spectral and Polari metric measurements of Earth from the Lunar Orbit.
How is Chandrayaan-3 doing after landing?
The Chandrayaan-3 after a soft Landing sent this message to ISRO :
“I reached my destination and you too!”
Chandrayaan -3 rover walked down the Lander and took its first walk. Or should I say Rover took its first moonwalk?Image source ISRO
- Honorable PM Mr.Narendra Modi has announced that the point on the moon where the Chandrayaan-3 lander took its first stand will be called “Shiv Sakti”
- And he also said that the point where Chadrayaan-2 left its last imprint will be called “Tiranga”.
- He has also announced that India will celebrate its National Space Day on August 23.
Chandrayaan Happy Moonwalking 🙂
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