In a significant achievement for India’s space program, the Vikram lander of Chandrayaan-3 has made a successful soft-landing on the Moon. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) executed its second lunar landing attempt with Chandrayaan-3, aiming to solidify the country’s reputation as a space power and advance lunar exploration. The spacecraft’s automated landing sequence was activated, guided by algorithms to ensure a controlled touchdown on the lunar south pole at approximately 6:04 p.m. local time (1234 GMT) today.
PM Modi hailed the achievement, noting that no country had previously reached the Moon’s south pole. He applauded the dedication of ISRO’s scientists and the successful execution of the mission. This accomplishment places India on the global map of lunar exploration and reaffirms its prowess in space technology.