After making it hop once, India’s moon lander Vikram was put to sleep, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said as part of the Chandrayaan-3 mission. “Vikram Lander is set into sleep mode around 08:00 Hrs. IST today. Prior to that, in-situ experiments by ChaSTE, RAMBHA-LP and ILSA payloads are performed at the new location. The data collected is received at the Earth. Payloads are now switched off. Lander receivers are kept ON,” ISRO posted on X (formerly Twitter).
India’s moon rover is roaming around the lunar surface carefully and avoiding not just pitfalls but crater falls. In a post on social media platform X on Monday, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said: “On August 27, 2023, the Rover came across a 4-meter diameter crater positioned 3 meters ahead of its location. The Rover was commanded to retrace the path. It’s now safely heading on a new path.”
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Thursday that ChaSTE, ILSA and RAMBHA — the payloads of the moon lander 3 have been turned on as part of the Chandrayaan-3 mission. In a tweet, ISRO said: “Lander Module payloads ILSA, RAMBHA and ChaSTE are turned ON today (Thursday).” “Rover mobility operations have commenced. All activities are on schedule. All systems are normal,” ISRO said.
Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Wednesday congratulated the Indian space agency and the country for the successful landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the Moon. “What an incredible moment! Congratulations to @isro for the successful landing of #Chandrayaan3 on the moon,” he said in a post on X.com (formerly Twitter). “Today India became the first country to successfully achieve a soft landing on the southern polar region of the moon,” he added.
“By aiming for the moon, India has not only reached it, but also set our sights on the limitless possibilities that lie ahead (and) as the saying goes, ‘To infinity and beyond’,” India’s Permanent Representative Ruchira Kamboj said on Wednesday. While the successful landing of the Chandrayaan-3 on the moon “symbolises the aspirations of 1.4 billion Indians,” she added on Wednesday that “it’s a historic moment for humanity as we venture into uncharted territory near the moon’s South Pole”.
From Vice President Kamala Harris to Ambassador Eric Garcetti, top American leaders congratulated India for the historic touchdown of Chandrayaan-3 on the southern polar region of the moon, calling it an ‘incredible feat’. “Congratulations to India for the historic landing of Chandrayaan-3 on the southern polar region of the moon,” Indian American Kamala Harris wrote on X (formerly Twitter) on Thursday as India became the fourth country to achieve the feat after the US, China, and the erstwhile Soviet Union.
After a historic soft landing by the Chandrayaan-3 on the southern polar region of the Moon, the Indian diaspora erupted in celebrations at Times Square in New York City. Members of the Indian diaspora were seen dancing to drum rolls and immersing in unbridled joy as the country became the first in the world to land on the uncharted lunar south face.
The ambitious third lunar mission of ISRO, Chandrayaan-3 made a successful soft-landing on the moon on Wednesday, making India the fourth country after the US, China, and Russia to do so and the first to reach its uncharted south pole. The Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Chandrayaan-3 mission landed successfully after a 40-day journey starting from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday shared an image of the site on the lunar surface where Vikram, the lander module of Chandrayaan-3, landed. Taking to social media platform X, formerly called Twitter, ISRO said, “Chandrayaan-3 Mission: The image captured by the Landing Imager Camera after the landing. It shows a portion of Chandrayaan-3’s landing site. Seen also is a leg and its accompanying shadow.”