Tag: Chandrayaan-3 successfully lands on the moon


Space Chandrayaan-3 successfully lands on the moon India joined an elite list of countries — the Russia, U.S. and China — to achieve soft landing on the moon. India has also become the first nation to touch down on the polar region of the moon. Evolution of Chandrayaan Chandrayaan-1  It was India's first mission to the moon Mission Director – Mylswamy Annadurai Launched - October 22, 2008 Launch Vehicle - PSLV – C11 The satellite orbited the moon more than 3,400 times.  The mission concluded when communication with the spacecraft was lost on August 29, 2009.  Achievement: The Chandrayaan-1 orbiter confirmed water on the moon using multiple instruments. Chandrayaan-2 Mission Director – M Vanitha Launched - July 22, 2019  Launch Vehicle - GSLV MkIII-M1 It comprised an orbiter, a lander, and a rover to explore the South Pole region of the moon.  In this mission, India made its first attempt to soft-land a robotic lander on the lunar surface but the mission failed.  Chandrayaan-3 Mission Director – P Veeramuthuvel Launched by an LVM-3 rocket on July 14, 2023 from Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC) in Sriharikota.  Lander - Vikram  Rover -  Pragyan  Mission Life (Lander & Rover) – 1 Lunar Day (14 earth days) It consists of an indigenous Lander module (LM), Propulsion module (PM) and a Rover Note  As the lander and rover are charged by solar panels, the time at which they land should coincide with sunrise at their location on the moon. About ISRO Chairman – S Somanath HQ – Bengaluru Founded – August 15, 1969