India’s Chandrayaan 3 successfully lands on the Moon: This day, 23rd August 2023 has marked a remarkable history in the field of space science as India has launched the Vikram lander that thrivingly landed Moon’s South pole. India became the first country to launch Chandrayaan-3’s Vikram lander which made a soft landing on the south pole of the lunar surface. The mission is described as “20 or 17 minutes of terror“due to the high risk to the spacecraft that had been faced just 20 minutes ahead of landing during the last attempt of India’s second mission.
The third lunar mission of India, Chandrayaan-3’s Vikram lander landed on the Moon on 23d August 2023, Wednesday at 6:04 pm. After China, Russia and the U.S., India is the fourth country that successfully launched a spacecraft that successfully made a soft landing on the Moon’s surface. This INR 615-crore third mission of the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft was launched on 14th July 2023 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. Over 40 days long journey toward the Moon, with regular checks on the system, the Indian Space Research Organization assured that the mission was on schedule a day before landing.
ISRO has a well-initiated Automatic Landing Sequence (ALS) which enabled the Vikram Lander Module to identify a favourable spot and make a soft landing on the lunar surface with the aid of onboard computers and a triggering algorithm. It is a great pleasure and pride for India, which is a boost to increase the burgeoning space industry to greater heights. PM Modi gladly congratulated Indian Space scientists and the entire mission team who strived hard to complete this mission of spacecraft launch successfully.