Chandrayaan-3 landed on Moon Congratulations, India🇮🇳!
After the historic moon landing of Chandrayaan-3, ISRO is gearing up for more challenging missions.
After the resounding success of Chandrayaan-3, India’s third lunar mission, with its triumphant landing on the Moon’s south pole, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is gearing up for a series of other complicated missions in the near future. Dr. Jitendra Singh, the Minister of State for Science and Technology, recently told the lower house of Parliament that ISRO has ambitious plans for five more science missions by 2025.
Topping the list is Aditya-L1, a solar mission budgeted at 3.7 billion rupees to launch in the first quarter of 2023. Alongside it, Chandrayaan-3, costing 2.5 billion rupees, has already been successfully launched in the same quarter. Following closely behind is XPoSAT, a 0.60 billion rupee mission scheduled for launch in the second quarter of 2023. Also on ISRO’s agenda is a space docking experiment, estimated to cost 1.24 billion rupees and scheduled for launch in the third quarter of 2024. The highly anticipated Gaganyaan mission, estimated to cost 90.23 billion rupees, is scheduled for launch in the fourth quarter of 2024.
ISRO, which has successfully completed 124 space missions and launched 93 of them, is ready to launch a number of missions as part of its strategic planning starting in 2021. Among them are 15 student satellites and 431 foreign satellites with which ISRO intends to demonstrate its global presence.
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India’s Chandrayaan-3 conquers the moon
India’s Chandrayaan-3 space mission landed on the moon’s south pole at 6:04 p.m. Wednesday, taking India’s space efforts a major step forward. The achievement elevates India to a prestigious group of four nations and solidifies its position as a pioneer in successfully landing on the unexplored lunar terrain.
This makes India the fourth country after the United States, China and the former Soviet Union to master the intricacies of soft lunar landing. Most importantly, no country has yet succeeded in landing on the difficult South Pole, where vital reserves of frozen water and precious elements are believed to be located. The recent instability that led to the crash of the Russian Luna-25, destined for the moon’s south pole, underscores the difficulty of this endeavour.
Within four years, Chandrayaan-3 gently deposited its four-legged lander Vikram with the 26-kg rover Pragyan on the moon’s southern polar region at 6:04 p.m. during its second lunar flight. ISRO scientists mastered the nerve-racking “20 minutes of terror” during the critical descent, which began at 5:44 p.m.
After the successful landing, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) quickly established a communications link between the lander and ISRO’s Mission Operations Complex (MOX) in Bengaluru.
Following this success, ISRO released images captured by the Lander Horizontal Velocity Camera (LHVC) during its descent to the lunar surface. Amid the celebrations at MOX, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who watched the culmination of this space odyssey from South Africa, praised the scientists for their tireless efforts. He emphasized that India’s triumph in lunar exploration is a step forward not only for the nation but for the entire world
A look at the next ISRO missions
इस्रो च्या भविष्यातील मोहिमा
1] RISAT-1A: A radar imaging satellite for terrain mapping and land, sea, and water surface analysis.
Gaganyaan-1: India’s manned orbiting spacecraft and cornerstone of India’s human spaceflight programme, scheduled for launch in 2024.
Aditya-L1: India’s first solar mission to explore the solar corona with a solar coronagraph and X-ray spectroscopic instruments.
Gaganyaan-2: An unmanned spacecraft that serves as a precursor to the first manned mission.
NISAR: The joint NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar project for remote sensing with a dual-frequency synthetic aperture radar satellite.