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Chandrayaan 3 launch live updates: Launch successful, journey to moon begins

Chandrayaan 3 launch live updates: Launch successful, journey to moon begins

Sriharikota (ET) – India launched its ambitious third lunar mission Chandrayaan 3, eyeing a rare feat in moon exploration so far only accomplished by the likes of the US, China and the former Soviet Union.

Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) third lunar expedition in 15 years, the hugely anticipated Chandrayaan 3 embarked on its month-long journey towards the moon,

piggybacking ISRO’s latest heavy lift launch vehicle, ‘Fat boy’ LVM3-M4 from Sriharikota.

The soft landing of the payload, the most challenging part of the mission, is planned for late August. Chandrayaan 2 could not achieve this objective when communication with the Lander ‘Vikram’ was lost.

Chandrayaan-2 failed to achieve the desired soft landing on the moon surface in 2019, leaving the ISRO team dejected. Images of an emotional then ISRO chief K Sivan being consoled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was present to achieve the rare feat, remains vivid in the memory of many.

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Scientists at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here, after investing many hours of hardwork, now aim at mastering the technology of soft-landing on the surface of the moon.

ISRO is crossing new frontiers by demonstrating soft-landing on the lunar surface by its lunar module and demonstrating roving on the lunar terrain, the space agency said.

The mission is expected to be supportive to future interplanetary missions.

ISRO chief S Somanath says, “Chandrayaan-3 has started its journey towards the moon. Our dear LVM3 has already put Chandrayaan-3 craft into the precise around earth…Let us wish all the best for the Chandrayaan-3 craft to make its farther orbit raising manoeuvres and travel towards the moon in the coming days…”

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Proud moment for India, says Karnataka CM

Congratulating the ISRO for the successful launch Siddharamaih said: “It is a proud moment for India and a new milestone in India’s space research and innovation.”

Our family’s 73 days of ‘penance’, finally rewarded: ISRO

  • The 73 days of penance hasbeen rewarded with the successful orbiting of Chandrayaan-3 spacecraftby India’s heavy lift rocket LVM3, said a senior official of IndianSpace Research Organisation (ISRO).
  • Addressing the people assembled at the Mission Control Centre at therocket port here after the successful rocket mission, S. Mohana Kumar,the Mission Director, Chandrayaan-3 said it was a 73-day penance for theISRO family.The penance has been finally rewarded with the injection ofChandrayaan-3 spacecraft in the precise orbit.

Moon landing expected on August 23rd at around 5.47pm: ISRO chief S Somanath

If everything goes normal then landing on the moon is expected on August 23rd at around 5.47pm IST, says ISRO chief S Somanath on Chandrayaan-3

It demonstrates the nation’s unwavering commitment to advancement in space science and technology: President

It is a historic moment for India’s achievements in space tech under the leadership of PM: LS Speaker, Om Birla

This is a moment of glory for us, moment of glory for India and moment of destiny for all of us: MoS Jitendra Singh

ISRO scientists has today propelled India on the path of scripting a remarkable space odyssey for generations to cherish: HM, Shah

Chandrayaan-3 scripts a new chapter in India’s space odyssey: PM Modi


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