India’s Chandrayaan-3, its third lunar mission, has made history by landing successfully on the Moon. This achievement is not only a proud moment for India but also for the world. It’s essential to understand the latest developments and the exciting journey of Chandrayaan-3.
Chandrayaan-3’s Amazing Journey
A Peek at the Landing Site: Right after landing, ISRO shared a cool picture taken by the Landing Imager Camera. This photo gave us a glimpse of Chandrayaan-3’s landing spot and even showed the shadow of one of its legs. They chose a flat area on the Moon for landing.
Good News – Communication: Chandrayaan-3’s Lander talked to mission control in Bengaluru. Think of it like making a call from the Moon to Earth. This was a big deal because there was already a connection between the Vikram lander and Chandrayaan-2 from before, just in case one stopped working.
Rover’s First Walk: The Pragyaan rover, with its solar panels for power, rolled down from the Vikram lander using a special ramp. It’s like a small car for exploring the Moon. ISRO even shared videos of its first moves.
Mission Going Smoothly: The Indian Space Agency confirmed that everything on Chandrayaan-3 is going according to plan, and all the gadgets are working fine. The scientific tools on the Lander Module, like ILSA, RAMBHA, and ChaSTE, are up and running. The SHAPE tool on the Propulsion Module started earlier.
Busy Days Ahead: The Pragyan rover and Vikram lander will do some tests on the Moon for about 14 Earth days, called a lunar day. After that, it gets extremely cold on the Moon, way colder than -200 degrees Celsius, which the Chandrayaan-3 instruments can’t handle.
Here’s what Chandrayaan-3 set out to do:
- Safe Landing: Show that India can gently land a spacecraft on the Moon.
- Rover Adventure: Prove that a rover can drive around and explore the Moon.
- Moon Science: Use the rover and tools to do experiments and learn more about the Moon.
Chandrayaan-3’s successful landing on the Moon is a fantastic moment not only for India but for space exploration worldwide. As the mission continues and the rover gets to work, we look forward to the exciting discoveries it will bring from the Moon’s surface. Chandrayaan-3 is a symbol of India’s commitment to exploring the vast cosmos.