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India Makes Historic Lunar Landing with Chandrayaan-3: Pragyan Rover Begins Lunar Exploration

  • Posted on August 24, 2023
  • News
  • By Sakshi Gupta

India's Chandrayaan-3 mission achieved a historic lunar landing, marking the nation's pioneering venture to the moon's south pole. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) proudly announced the successful deployment of the Ch-3 Rover, which embarked on its lunar exploration mission following its descent from the Lander.


This remarkable feat positions India as the first country to accomplish a landing in this uncharted lunar territory. The momentous event unfolded as the rover Pragyan gracefully rolled out from the Vikram lander, capturing the world's attention.


Chandrayaan-3 Pragyan rover will roll out from inside the Vikram lander.
Chandrayaan-3 Pragyan rover will roll out from inside the Vikram lander. (Photo: India Today)

The Pragyan rover, along with the lander, possesses a mission life of 14 Earth days to conduct crucial scientific experiments on the lunar surface. Among the rover's scientific payloads are the LIBS (Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscope) and APXS (Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrometer). These instruments will perform elemental analyses and determine the chemical and mineralogical compositions of the lunar surface, enhancing our understanding of the moon.


President Droupadi Murmu conveyed her congratulations to the dedicated ISRO team and the nation for the successful deployment of the Pragyan rover, hailing it as another milestone in the Chandrayaan-3 mission. She expressed her anticipation for the valuable data and insights the rover will gather during its mission.


India Makes Historic Lunar Landing with Chandrayaan-3: Pragyan Rover Begins Lunar Exploration
India achieves a historic lunar landing with Chandrayaan-3 as the Pragyan rover begins its mission at the moon's south pole. Explore this groundbreaking feat by ISRO.

This historic achievement by ISRO came on the heels of a Russian lunar lander, Luna-25, experiencing difficulties and crashing during its descent to the moon's surface.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was virtually present during the crucial moments of the landing, displayed his joy and pride as the Vikram lander touched down on the lunar south face. The ISRO provided real-time images of the moon to assist in the precise landing.


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