India Successfully Lands Chandrayaan-3 on the Moon

Isro’s third lunar mission Chandrayaan-3 made a soft-landing on the Moon on Wednesday 23 Aug. 2023 at 6.04 PM. With this, India joined the short list of countries in the world to land a rover on the Moon.

India has created history as it became the first country to land on the South Pole of lunar surface. PM Modi congratulated Indians and space scientists for the achievement. ‘India will remember this day forever’ PM Modi said. 

Chandrayaan-3 was launched on July 14. Before India, only the United States, Russia and China have achieved a soft-landing on the surface of the Earth's only natural satellite. 

Prior to 20 minutes before landing, ISRO initiated Automatic Landing Sequence (ALS). It enabled Vikram LM to take charge and use its on-board computers and logic to identify a favourable spot and make a soft-landing on the lunar surface.

Isro releases images of the Moon taken by the Lander Horizontal Velocity Camera of Chandrayaan-3 during the descent.