Giving people a personal touch is the government's top concern, says Jitendra Singh
Giving people a personal touch is the government's top concern, says Jitendra Singh

Chandrayaan-3, India’s third lunar exploration mission, successfully launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, on July 14. Union Minister of State Jitendra Singh welcomed the success of the project.

according to plan, and they declared it a “moment of glory for us and India.”


This is our moment, this is India’s moment, and this is our moment of destiny.The ISRO team has done India proud, and for that I am grateful. After the successful Friday launch of Chandrayaan-3, a Union Minister expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “enabling India’s space sector” by opening the doors of Sriharikota.

This mission will show India’s capability for a safe and gentle landing on the lunar surface and make it the fourth nation to accomplish this feat.

The Union Minister reflected on the founding fathers of ISRO, including Vikram Sarabhai, and said they had an excess of confidence.

“…This is also a validation of the dream perceived by the founding fathers of ISRO, Vikram Sarabhai and others who were resource restricted but had trust in plenty…We are approaching the 25th year of Amrit Kaal, and this is a worthy homage to Vikram Sarabhai,” he remarked.

He also noted that the whole goal is homegrown, according to the slogan “Aamtmanirbhar Bharat,” and that it would serve to further cement India’s position as a major actor in international affairs in the years to come.

ISRO head S Somanath also said that a lunar landing is planned on August 23 at 5:47 p.m. IST, if everything goes according to plan.

Today, at the appointed launch time, the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, successfully launched Chandrayaan-3 using the heavy-lift GSLV Mark 3 (LVM 3).

The spacecraft will take nearly a month to travel from Earth to the moon, and its scheduled landing date is August 23. One lunar day is equivalent to around 14 Earth days, so after it lands, it will run for that long. There are 14 Earth days for every one on the Moon.

After difficulties with the Chandrayaan-2 mission’s soft landing on the lunar surface in 2019 caused it to be judged a failure, the ISRO decided to try again with Chandrayaan-3.

After the orbit insertion manoeuvres, Chandrayaan-3 will be placed on the Lunar Transfer Trajectory. It will reach the Moon in the next weeks after travelling more than 300,000 km. The scientific equipment on board will expand our understanding of the Moon’s surface.

The Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft has a landing module, a roving module, and a power module. Approximately 3900 kilogrammes.

The Moon stores Earth’s history, so if India is able to successfully send a mission there, it would improve life on Earth and pave the way for further exploration of the solar system and beyond.



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